NOTICE OF LANE CLOSURES FROM THE ILLINOIS TOLLWAY AUTHORITY:
LONG-TERM LANE CLOSURES TO BEGIN AT EAST RIVERSIDE BOULEVARD INTERCHANGE ON JANE ADDAMS MEMORIAL TOLLWAY (I-90) NORTH OF ROCKFORD
All ramps and toll plazas remain open during construction
DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Ramp repairs requiring long-term lane closures at the East Riverside Boulevard Interchange on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) north of Rockford are scheduled to begin this week and continue into fall. Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance on each ramp to alert drivers to the scheduled lane closures. The Illinois Tollway is repairing pavement, guardrails, barrier walls, curbs and gutters on the ramps at the Illinois Route 173 and East Riverside Boulevard Interchanges. Work at the Illinois Route 173 Interchange is scheduled to be complete this week, which will allow the Tollway to begin work at the East Riverside Boulevard Interchange.
Work at the East Riverside Boulevard (Plaza 2) Interchange is scheduled to begin on Friday, August 21, on the eastbound entrance and westbound exit ramps at I-90 and be complete in late September. Work will begin with the closure of the I-PASS or Pay Online lanes at each of the two ramp toll plazas for approximately two weeks. Once complete, the cash lanes at each of the two ramp toll plazas will close for approximately two weeks. Cash customers accessing the Tollway via the I-PASS lanes will need to pay online within seven days of using the toll plaza. Up to 7,270 vehicles use the two ramps on a daily basis. While ramp repairs are underway, no more than one toll collection lane at each ramp plaza will be closed at a time. Each of the plazas has one automatic coin machine and one I-PASS or Pay Online lane. I-PASS customers will have access at all times, while cash customers will be directed to pay tolls online at www.illinoistollway.com within the Illinois Tollway’s seven-day grace period when lanes with automatic coin machines are closed. I-PASS is accepted at all times in cash lanes throughout the Tollway system.
The Tollway is coordinating work at the Illinois Route 173 and East Riverside Boulevard Interchanges with the cities of Rockford and Loves Park, the village of Machesney Park and the Illinois Department of Transportation.