Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project

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Construction Update August 18, 2017

  • On August 22nd traffic on WB Thorndale Avenue is scheduled to be moved to the south, so that construction of the northwest corner of the Thorndale Avenue and Wood Dale Road intersection can be completed. Two lanes will continue to remain open to traffic, and traffic should remain in this configuration until early September.
  • On Wood Dale Road, construction of the medians will be ongoing for the next couple weeks. The roadway will continue to remain open with one lane of traffic in either direction plus turn lanes, and traffic will remain in this configuration through mid-September. Motorists should remain on the lookout for the changed roadway configuration and increased construction traffic. The Tollway is monitoring traffic operation and has been adjusting signal timing as necessary to optimize traffic movement.
  •  Work will also continue next week along westbound Thorndale Avenue between Wood Dale Road and Prospect Avenue.
  • Lane reductions continue along Mittel Drive. Work during the next two weeks will include excavation of parkways beneath the bridges and placement of stamped decorative concrete in the parkways. One lane of traffic in each direction remains open to traffic.
  • On Prospect Avenue, the final traffic signals are scheduled to be installed and activated in the near future, and therefore there will be daily traffic disruptions and moving lane closures when the signals are finally activated.
  • On Saturday, October 28th a ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for the new section of Illinois Route 390 between I-290 and RT 83. Activities may include a bike ride along the tollway and a fun run. Additional information will be posted as it is made available.
  • On Wednesday, November 1st, tolling is scheduled to begin on the new section of Illinois Route 390 between I-290 and RT 83. The proposed tolling locations and toll amounts (for passenger vehicles with I-Pass) are shown in the previously posted exhibit.

 Construction Update August 11, 2017:

  • Work along RT 83 has generally been completed, and there should be minimal disruptions to traffic. Work remaining does include final landscaping, punchlist and cleanup work, and completion of the Illinois Route 390 bridges over RT 83.
  • On August 8th traffic on Wood Dale Road was moved to the outside lanes so that construction of the medians can be completed. The roadway will continue to remain open with one lane of traffic in either direction plus turn lanes, and traffic will remain in this configuration through mid-September. Motorists should be on the lookout for the changed roadway configuration and increased construction traffic. The Tollway is monitoring traffic operation and has been adjusting signal timing as necessary to optimize traffic movement.
  • Work will continue next week along westbound Thorndale Avenue between Wood Dale Road and Prospect Avenue.
  • Lane reductions continue along Mittel Drive, where the final median construction north of Illinois Route 390 is underway. One lane of traffic in each direction remains open to traffic.
  •  On Prospect Avenue, the final traffic signals are scheduled to be installed and activated in the near future, and there will be daily traffic disruptions and moving lane closures when the signals are finally activated.
  •  The Tollway Corridor Construction Manager (CCM) office was moved effective Monday, July 31st to their new location at 1000 Tower Lane, Suite 115, Bensenville (near the northwest corner of RT 83 and Illinois Route 390. As always, residents can contact the Tollway consultant engineers in this office if they have specific project-related questions or comments.
  • On Saturday, October 28th a ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for the new section of Illinois Route 390 between I-290 and RT 83. Activities may include a bike ride along the tollway and a fun run. Additional information will be posted as it is made available.
  •  On Wednesday, November 1st, tolling is scheduled to begin on the new section of Illinois Route 390 between I-290 and RT 83. The proposed tolling locations and toll amounts (for passenger vehicles with I-Pass) are shown in the attached exhibit.
     

 Map of New CCM Office Location


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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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