Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project

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Illinois Route 390 Tollway Q&A June 2016




Construction Update June 16, 2017:

  • Work continues along northbound RT 83, with the right lane continuing to be closed between Foster Avenue and Bryn Mawr Avenue. This lane closure will remain in place until late June and will allow the east side of northbound RT 83, including a new bikepath, to be constructed.
  • Last week a traffic shift occurred along westbound Thorndale Avenue, where raffic between Lively Boulevard and Wood Dale Road was shifted to the north onto the newly constructed WB Frontage Road Pavement. This shift will allow the removal of existing Thorndale Avenue and continued construction of the exit ramp connecting WB Illinois Route 390 to the WB frontage Road. Pavement removal work is ongoing adjacent to the new traffic lanes.
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  • Last week a traffic shift also occurred along Mittel Drive. Traffic was moved to the left in both directions, towards the median, so that construction of improvements along the outside of the roadway can be completed. Traffic will remain in this configuration until late-June, so please watch for the changed traffic conditions and additional construction vehicles in this area.
  •  On June 15th, there was a traffic change along Wood Dale Road to allow the median of Wood Dale Road north of Thorndale Avenue to be reconstructed. Traffic continues to be open for one lane of traffic in each direction, and it will remain in this configuration until late June, when another traffic shift will occur. Motorists should be on the lookout for the changed roadway configuration and increased construction traffic. The Tollway is monitoring traffic operation and adjusting signal timing as necessary to optimize traffic movement.
  • Late next week a traffic shift is planned along westbound Thorndale Avenue. At this time traffic between Wood Dale Road and Salt Creek will be shifted to the north onto the newly constructed WB Frontage Road.
  • Beginning June 20th Northbound Lively Boulevard will be closed between the EB Frontage Road and the WB Frontage Road, for continued storm sewer and roadway reconstruction work. One lane of southbound Lively Boulevard will also be closed in this area. The traffic detour will utilize EB Frontage Road to RT 83, RT 83 north to the WB Frontage Road, and the WB Frontage Road, and advanced message signs have been in place a week before the closure begins. This roadway is scheduled to be closed for a 3 week period.

 

Construction Update June 9, 2017:

  • Work continues along northbound RT 83, with the right lane continuing to be closed between Foster Avenue and Bryn Mawr Avenue. This lane closure will remain in place until mid June and will allow the east side of northbound RT 83 to be constructed.
  • Overnight paving work will continue next week on the mainline pavement for westbound Illinois Route 390
  • On June 5th a traffic shift occurred along westbound Thorndale Avenue. Traffic between Lively Boulevard and Wood Dale Road was shifted to the north onto the newly constructed WB Frontage Road Pavement. This shift will allow the removal of existing Thorndale Avenue and continued construction of the exit ramp connecting WB Illinois Route 390 to the WB frontage Road. Pavement removal work is ongoing adjacent to the new traffic lanes.
  • On June 6th a traffic shift also occurred along Mittel Drive. Traffic was moved to the left in both directions, towards the median, so that construction of improvements along the outside of the roadway can be completed. Traffic will remain in this configuration until mid-June, so please watch for the changed traffic conditions and additional construction vehicles in this area.
  • On June 12th a traffic shift is planned along westbound Thorndale Avenue. At this time traffic between Wood Dale Road and Salt Creek will be shifted to the north onto the newly constructed WB Frontage Road.
  • Beginning on June 12th, there will be daily lane closures of Lively Bouelvard between the EB Frontage Road and the WB Frontage Road for storm sewer work.
  • On or about June 14th, there will be a traffic change along Wood Dale Road to allow construction of the east side of Wood Dale Road north of Thorndale Avenue to be reconstructed.
  • Beginning on June 19th Northbound Lively Boulevard will be closed between the EB Frontage Road and the WB Frontage Road, for continued storm sewer and roadway reconstruction work. One lane of southbound Lively Boulevard will also be closed in this area. The traffic detour will utilize EB Frontage Road to RT 83, RT 83 north to the WB Frontage Road, and the WB Frontage Road, and advanced message signs will be in place approximately a week before the closure begins. This roadway is scheduled to be closed for a 3 week period.
  • Roadway paving work will continue next week along Wood Dale Road north of Thorndale Avenue.

 

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Elgin O’Hare Tollway, a project which has been in the planning and design stages for many years now, will become a reality in the very near future.  As many of you have probably noticed, widespread construction is underway along various sections of Thorndale Avenue and the existing Elgin O’Hare Expressway near I-290 and further west. 

Within the City of Wood Dale, work on two major construction projects will begin this summer.  The first project will begin construction of a new frontage road south of Thorndale Avenue between Wood Dale Road and Edgewood Drive.  This project, which is scheduled to begin in June 2014, will also include construction of new bridge to carry the future Illinois Route 390 over Lively Boulevard.  This project will require temporary closure of several roadways (Central Avenue, Sivert Drive, Lively Boulevard, and Dillon Drive) where they meet Thorndale Avenue.  These closures are strategically planned to reduce the number of roadways closed at any one time, and extensive planning for traffic detours has taken place to minimize access impacts on adjacent businesses.  All detours and planned closures will be signed and posted at least two weeks in advance closures, and detour signing will be placed to guide traffic around the construction closures.  The second project, scheduled to begin in fall 2014 will include construction of two sets of new bridges to carry the future Illinois Route 390 over Salt Creek and Mittel Drive.  Mittel Drive will remain open during construction, except for several short-term closures taking place during off-peak middle of the night time periods.  Both of these projects are scheduled to be completed by Fall 2015.

These first two projects will generally take place on vacant land to the south of and adjacent to Thorndale Avenue; a majority of the work will have minimal impact on Thorndale Avenue traffic.  The Tollway has made a commitment to keep two lanes of traffic open in each direction along Thorndale Avenue during construction, in order to keep traffic flowing.

The City of Wood Dale has been intimately involved with the Illinois Tollway during the past 16 months regarding the planning and design of these upcoming projects.  The City’s involvement has been focused on minimizing inconvenience to residents, businesses, and motorists, and on ensuring that City assets in need of relocation (at Tollway expense), such as roadways and underground utilities are being relocated and protected in the best interests of the City.

 Information from open houses can be viewed on the Illinois Tollway website HERE.

There will be a total of five major construction contracts for the Tollway work within the City of Wood Dale.  Another one of these projects will begin in 2015 and the final two projects will begin in 2016.  All construction work within the City of Wood Dale is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017, at which time all Illinois Route 390 construction from Illinois Route 19 (Irving Park Road) to Illinois Route 83 is to be completed and the new toll road opened to traffic.

The Illinois Tollway has established a construction field office open to the public to provide additional project information.  The location and contact information for this office, which is conveniently located within the City of Wood Dale, is:         

EOWA Office
1555 Mittel Boulevard
Suite D (use Entrance 5)
Wood Dale, IL  60191
(630) 422-1246 phone
(630) 509-2951 fax
Open Monday thru Friday, 8 am to 4 pm (and outside those hours by appointment)

Public Notice #1 - June 2014  

 

 

 

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