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Illinois Route 390 Tollway Q&A June 2016



 Construction Update March 17, 2017:

  • On March 17th, during the overnight hours eastbound Thorndale Avenue will be closed between Prospect Avenue and Wood Dale Road. This closure will last for 15 minute intervals beginning at 1 am and the roadway will be reopened to traffic by 2:30 am. This closure is necessary for the installation of the new tolling gantry across the future eastbound 390 traffic lanes. Tolls will NOT be collected at this location until the end of 2017
  •  On Monday, March 27th, just east of the City boundaries, Supreme Drive will be reopened to two way traffic between the North Frontage Road and the South Frontage Road.
  • Along Prospect Avenue, the installation of new traffic signal equipment at the signalized intersection of the Frontage roads continues for the next two weeks.
  • Storm sewer work is continuing adjacent to westbound Thorndale Avenue, between Lively Boulevard and Mittel Drive, so be cautious of construction vehicles entering and leaving the roadway.
  • Work continues on the retaining wall construction adjacent to westbound Thorndale Avenue east of Lively Boulevard, so be cautious of construction vehicles entering and leaving the roadway.
  • Near the intersection of eastbound Thorndale Avenue and Edgewood Drive, the installation of a portable concrete batch plant will continue for the next couple weeks. The placement of this plant at this location will reduce truck traffic and will expedite construction on multiple contracts along Illinois Route 390. This plant will begin production in early April 2017 and will remain in operation at this location until July 2017, and flaggers will be used to manage traffic as necessary when the plant is operating.
  • Major earthwork operations are ongoing near westbound Thorndale Avenue and Salt Creek, and between Prospect Avenue and Arlington Heights Road, with numerous trucks entering and leaving the roadway on a daily basis. This work will continue for the next several weeks.

Construction Update March 10, 2017

  • The overnight closures of RT 83 between the South Frontage Road and the North Frontage Road will continue into next week for erection of the new bridge beams for the Illinois Route 390 bridges over IL RT 83. Lane reductions will begin at 6 pm, and full 15 minute intermittent closures will occur between 9 pm and 5 am each night.
  • Storm sewer work is continuing adjacent to westbound Thorndale Avenue, between Wood Dale Road and Mittel Drive, so be cautious of construction vehicles entering and leaving the roadway.
  • Work continues on the retaining wall construction adjacent to westbound Thorndale Avenue east of Lively Boulevard, so be cautious of construction vehicles entering and leaving the roadway.
  • Near the intersection of eastbound Thorndale Avenue and Edgewood Drive, the installation of a portable concrete batch plant will begin within the next two weeks. The placement of this plant at this location will reduce truck traffic and will expedite construction on multiple contracts along Illinois Route 390. This plant will remain in operation at this location until July 2017, and flaggers will be used to manage traffic as necessary when the plant is operating.
  • Major earthwork operations are ongoing near westbound Thorndale Avenue and Salt Creek, and between Prospect Avenue and Arlington Heights Road, with numerous trucks entering and leaving the roadway on a daily basis. This work will continue for the next several weeks.

 Construction Update November 10, 2016:

  • Staining of the new bridge parapets on the east side of the Wood Dale Road bridge is ongoing, and is scheduled to be completed next week. Installation of the new decorative railing along both sides of the Wood Dale Road bridge will begin tomorrow and is scheduled to be completed next week.
  • There were two traffic stage changes this week on Thorndale Avenue between Prospect Avenue and RT 83. There are no further traffic changes scheduled for Thorndale Avenue within City limits during 2016.
  • On Saturday, November 12th there will be a traffic change on Prospect Avenue. For the first time since spring 2016, two travel lanes in each direction throughout the construction zone will be opened to traffic. One left turn lane in each direction will be open for turning movements onto the North and South Frontage Roads, while one turn lane in each direction will continue to remain closed between the frontage roads to provide working room for ongoing bridge construction. Traffic will remain in this configuration until Summer 2017.
  • Heavy truck traffic from the offsite stockpile areas south of the South Frontage Road east of Edgwood Drive will continue to cross the south frontage road, with flaggers, for placement of earthwork for the new Tollway embankments.
  • Extensive roadway work will continue along RT 83, including bridge and retaining wall construction for the new Illinois Route 390 bridges over RT 83.

 

Construction Update November 4, 2016

  • Staining of the new bridge parapets on the east side of the Wood Dale Road bridge is scheduled to begin next week, with installation of the new decorative railing along the west side of the Wood Dale Road bridge likely to also occur next week.
  •   On Monday, November 7th there will be a traffic change on westbound Thorndale Avenue between Wood Dale Road and Prospect Avenue. Traffic will be moved to the south from Wood Dale Road to Salt Creek, and will be moved to the north through the Prospect Avenue intersection. Two lanes of traffic will remain open, and traffic will remain in this configuration until June 2017.
  • On Wednesday, November 9th there will be a traffic change on westbound Thorndale Avenue between Lively Boulevard and RT 83. Traffic will be moved to the new northernmost lanes, and this will be the permanent configuration of traffic at this location.
  • On Saturday, November 12th there will be a traffic change on Prospect Avenue. For the first time since spring 2016, two travel lanes in each direction throughout the construction zone will be opened to traffic. One left turn lane in each direction will be open for turning movements onto the North and South Frontage Roads, while one turn lane in each direction will continue to remain closed between the frontage roads to provide working room for ongoing bridge construction. Traffic will remain in this configuration until Summer 2017.
  • Heavy truck traffic from the offsite stockpile areas south of the South Frontage Road east of Edgwood Drive will continue to cross the south frontage road, with flaggers, for placement of earthwork for the new Tollway embankments.
  • Extensive roadway work will continue along RT 83, including bridge and retaining wall construction for the new Illinois Route 390 bridges over RT 83.
  • During the week of November 4th, two major traffic changes occurred on IL RT 83. Three lanes in each direction are now open for traffic, and will remain in this configuration until approximately the end of November, at which time the final traffic switch for 2016 will occur. Three lanes of traffic in each direction will be open throughout the winter.

 

 Construction Update October 28, 2016

  • Work has been substantially completed on placement of the new Wood Dale Road roadway lighting and bridge lighting. All lighting will be completed and functional by next week.
  • Installation of the new decorative railing along the west side of the Wood Dale Road bridge will occur next week
  • The traffic on Wood Dale Road, which has been reopened with two lanes of traffic in each direction, is now the final configuration which will remain throughout the rest of 2016 and also throughout the winter.
  •  Heavy truck traffic from the offsite stockpile areas south of the South Frontage Road east of Edgwood Drive will continue to cross the south frontage road, with flaggers, for placement of earthwork for the new Tollway embankments.
  •  Extensive roadway work will continue along RT 83, including bridge and retaining wall construction for the new Illinois Route 390 bridges over RT 83.
  • On Saturday, October 29th there will be a traffic change on westbound Thorndale Avenue between Salt Creek and Prospect Avenue. Traffic will be moved to the northernmost lanes through the Prospect Avenue intersection, and will remain in this configuration throughout the winter.
  • On Monday, October 31st southbound traffic on IL RT 83 will be moved, and three lanes will be opened to traffic.
  • On Tuesday, November 1st northbound traffic on IL RT 83 will be moved, and three lanes will be opened to traffic. Left turn lanes at Bryn Mawr Avenue will also be opened at this time. This traffic shift will last approximately three weeks, at which time the final traffic shift for 2016 will occur.
  •  Storm sewer work will continue next week adjacent to westbound Thorndale Avenue between Prospect Avenue and Wood Dale Road, as will roadway removal and pavement work.

 Construction Update October 20, 2016:

  • On Friday, October 21st additional lanes on Wood Dale Road will be reopened to traffic.
  • When completed, two lanes of traffic will be open in each direction of Wood Dale Road.
  • There will be a northbound left turn lane on Wood Dale Road, on the new bridge, for northbound traffic to turn westbound on Thorndale Avenue
  • There will be a northbound right turn lane on Wood Dale Road, for northbound traffic to turn eastbound on the South Frontage ROAD
  • There will be a southbound right turn lane on Wood Dale Road, north of Thorndale Avenue, for southbound traffic to turn westbound on Thorndale Avenue
  • There will be a southbound left turn lane on Wood Dale Road, on the new bridge, for southbound traffic to turn eastbound on the South Frontage Road
  • This will be the final permanent traffic change on Wood Dale Road for 2016
  • There will continue to be periodic lane closures yet this fall as the contractor finalizes minor contract work items.

 

Construction Update October 14, 2016:

 

  • Work continues on completion of the new bridge parapets and architectural columns on the new Wood Dale Road Bridge along with the painting of the new bridge beams, and this work will continue for the remainder of October.
  • There will be several traffic stage changes within the next two weeks along Prospect Avenue, so be aware of changing conditions. Traffic will remain open for one lane of traffic in each direction.
  • Storm sewer work will continue next week adjacent to westbound Thorndale Avenue between Prospect Avenue and Wood Dale Road, as will roadway removal and pavement work.
  •  On Wednesday, October 26th, Wood Dale Road is scheduled to be re-opened to two lanes of traffic in each direction. Watch for changing traffic conditions and traffic control workers as the additional lanes are opened.
  • Heavy truck traffic from the offsite stockpile areas south of the South Frontage Road east of Edgewood Drive will continue to cross the frontage road, with flaggers, to place earthwork for the new Tollway embankments.
  • Extensive roadway work will continue along RT 83, including bridge and retaining wall construction for the new Illinois Route 390 bridges over RT 83.

 

Construction Update October 10, 2016:

 

  • On Tuesday, October 11th watch for multiple traffic changes on Wood Dale Road between Thorndale Avenue and Hansen Court, as the final roadway surface course for Wood Dale Road is scheduled to be placed.
  • Work continues on construction of the new bridge parapets and architectural columns on the new Wood Dale Road Bridge.
  •  Storm sewer work will continue next week adjacent to westbound Thorndale Avenue between Prospect Avenue and Wood Dale Road.
  • East of Edgewood Avenue, major earthwork operations will occur during the next several weeks. Watch for flaggers along the eastbound frontage road as earth is moved from the offsite stockpile areas south of the frontage road, across the frontage road, to be place for the new Tollway embankments.
  •  Underground utility construction will continue along RT 83 next week, as will bridge and retaining wall construction for the new Illinois Route 390 bridges over RT 83.

 

 Construction Update September 23, 2016:

  •  The bridge deck for the east half of the Wood Dale Road bridge over Illinois Route 390 was poured on September 15th. Additional work for construction of sidewalks and the architectural columns on the bridge will continue during the next several weeks.
  • On September 22nd, there was a shift of westbound traffic on Thorndale Avenue between Salt Creek and Prospect Avenue onto the old EB lanes, so that additional work for the reconstruction of the intersection of Thorndale Avenue and Prospect Avenue. Traffic will remain in this configuration for the next several weeks.
  • Storm sewer work will continue next week adjacent to westbound Thorndale Avenue between Prospect Avenue and Wood Dale Road.
  • East of Edgewood Avenue, major earthwork operations will occur during the next several weeks. Watch for flaggers along the eastbound frontage road as earth is moved from the offsite stockpile areas south of the frontage road, across the frontage road, to be place for the new Tollway embankments.
  • Underground utility construction will continue along RT 83 next week, as will bridge and retaining wall construction for the new Illinois Route 390 bridges over RT 83.
  • East of RT 83, both westbound and eastbound Thorndale Avenue traffic will be rerouted onto temporary pavement within the next several weeks so that additional construction on extension of the south frontage road can continue. Additional info will be provided prior to this traffic change.
  •  Overnight roadway closures within the I-290 / Illinois Route 390 interchange will continue during the next several weeks for construction of the interchange flyover bridge and other ramp bridges

 

Construction Update September 16, 2016:

  • The bridge deck for the east half of the Wood Dale Road bridge over Illinois Route 390 was poured on September 15th. Additional work for construction of sidewalks and the architectural columns on the bridge will continue during the next two weeks.
  • Major roadway construction work continues next week along Prospect Avenue, in preparation for another traffic stage change along Prospect Avenue which will occur later in September.
  • Storm sewer work will continue next week adjacent to westbound Thorndale Avenue between Prospect Avenue and Wood Dale Road.
  • East of Edgewood Avenue, major earthwork operations will occur during the next several weeks. Watch for flaggers along the eastbound frontage road as earth is moved from the offsite stockpile areas south of the frontage road, across the frontage road, to be place for the new Tollway embankments.
  • Underground utility construction will continue along RT 83 next week, as will bridge and retaining wall construction for the new Illinois Route 390 bridges over RT 83.
  • Overnight roadway closures within the I-290 / Illinois Route 390 interchange will continue during the next several weeks for construction of the interchange flyover bridge and other ramp bridges.
       

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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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