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Half Day Road (IL Route 22) Bridge Rebuild & Lengthen Project

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As part of a joint project with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Half Day Road (IL Route 22) Bridge over the Tri-State Tollway (I-294/I-94) is being reconstructed and lengthened in order to accommodate the mainline Rebuild & Widen Project. As part of this project, the Tollway is widening and reconstructing about ¾ of a mile of Half Day Road between Hewitt Drive/Westminster Way and Lakeside Drive .

The North Tri-State Rebuild & Widen project includes reconstructing and widening to four lanes in each direction of the North Tri-State Tollway between Dempster Street and IL Route 173. Work to reconstruct the roadway north of IL Route 173 to Russell Road and resurface pavement from Russell Road to the Wisconsin state lane is now complete. Four lanes are open in each direction between Grand Avenue and IL Route 173. This work is part of the Tollway's Congestion-Relief Program to reduce travel times.

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Traffic on Half Day Road is shifted onto the newly reconstructed eastbound side of the bridge. One lane of traffic is maintained in each direction as the westbound side of the bridge is reconstructed. Temporary traffic signals are in place within the project limits on Hewitt Drive/Westminster Way and Lakeside Drive . Pavement reconstruction work is completed on the Half Day Road entrance ramp to southbound I-94 and the northbound I-94 exit ramp to Half Day Road.

Long-term shoulder closures are in place on the Tri-State Tollway under the Half Day Road Bridge . Work to reconstruct and lengthen the bridge is scheduled to be completed in late 2009.

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Minimizing Impact to Reduce Delays

The Tollway is coordinating bridge work with IDOT and officials from Lake County , Cook County , and the villages of Deerfield, Riverwoods, Lincolnshire , and Bannockburn to minimize the impact to local roads. While we are working to minimize the impacts, delays are expected. One through lane and one turn lane will be maintained in both directions throughout the project. There will be minimal impacts to traffic on the Tri-State Tollway during bridge reconstruction. Lane closures will be permitted off-peak only to minimize the impact to traffic.

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Work Zone Safety

Construction zone speed limits are in effect in all construction zones 24/7 and drivers should continue to watch for changing traffic patterns and use caution, especially when workers are present. A 35 m.p.h. speed limit will be in place on the bridge during construction, and a 45 m.p.h. speed limit also will be in place on the mainline. See the Tollway’s Work Zone Safety page for more information.

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Schedule
  • Fall 2008 – Reconstruction began on eastbound side of bridge.
  • Summer 2009 – Ramp reconstruction work completed on entrance ramp from Half Day Road to southbound I-94 and northbound I-94 exit ramp to Half Day Road.
  • Summer 2009 – Eastbound side of bridge completed. Reconstruction begins on westbound side of bridge.
  • Late 2009 – Work scheduled to be complete.

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Purpose — Pertinent Details on Why and How

Rebuilding and lengthening the Half Day Road Bridge will allow the Tollway to widen I-94 underneath Half Day Road to provide congestion relief and reduce travel times. When the project is completed, two left-turn lanes will be available in both directions on Half Day Road. The Tollway will continue to coordinate this project with local, county and state transportation and transit officials.

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News
Updated July 6, 2009