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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Tollway Expansion Construction Update! UPDATED 08/07/18

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**UPDATE 08/07/18**

Surveyors with the Illinois Tollway will be out conducting survey work along Irving Park at I-294, and along Lawrence at I-294. Single right lane closure is required for their work at both locations.

This work will be performed during the day between 8AM and 3PM sometime between August 8 and August 17, dependent on weather and scheduling.

**UPDATE 7/24/18**

The Tollway surveyors will be in Schiller Park locating a Village of Schiller Park 8" water main for utility elevation verification located along Wehrman Ave. off of NB I-294. A single southbound lane closure will be needed for all hydroexcavation work at this location. Work activities at this location will include: performing pothole layout, corresponding manhole measuredowns, hydro-excavate utility, backfill excavation and survey associated JULIE utility lines.

The work will be done between 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM within a single site visit. This work will likely take place at some time between July 30th and August 30th. Please let the Village know if you have any questions.

Pre-stage work on the Tollway itself has been wrapped up and we are now in stage one, which shifts traffic to the outside shoulder to allow for work in the median for the work from Wolf Road to Balmoral Avenue on I-294. A temporary barrier wall was placed in the work zone, and you’ll see light pole work and temporary barrier wall reflectors in both directions. Currently, median barrier wall removal and median shoulder work is happening.

Permanent local lane reductions are also be in place on Irving Park Road and Lawrence Avenue at I-294 for continued bridge work. In order to continue to provide four lanes of traffic on Irving Park Road, lanes have been narrowed.

**UPDATE 7/6/18**

The long anticipated ramp closures from Irving Park Road to northbound I-294 are now scheduled to happen before 9 AM on Monday, July 9. The ramps are scheduled to be closed the rest of the year. The ramps to Irving Park Road from I-294 southbound will not be closed. See press release link below for more details and for detour information.

**UPDATE 6/27/18**

Local road impacts expected on Lawrence Avenue and Irving Park Road under I-294 expected as advance work on the Central Tri-State Tollway begins. Tollway contractors will be in our area 9 AM to 3 PM with temporary lane closures to install protective shielding through 7/9. After 7/9, permanent lane reductions will be in place to complete work safely.

The Tollway posted a press release regarding the work on the mainline of 294 between Wolf and Balmoral and has asked the Village of Schiller Park to share the information.

Click Here for Press Release
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