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Roberts Road, 87th St. intersection reconstruction to begin

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The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to begin work to reconstruct the Roberts Road and 87th Street intersection as part of the Central Tri-State Tollway project.

Local road and infrastructure improvements will include replacement of the existing pavement on the east side of Roberts Road and the north side of 87th Street as well as installation of new drainage, roadway lighting and traffic signals. Construction will also provide for new sidewalks and driveway approaches.

Beginning the week of April 10, on Roberts Road, southbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane and northbound traffic will be shifted with one through lane and one left-turn lane open to traffic. On 87th Street, traffic in both directions will be shifted with one through lane and one left-turn lane open to traffic in each direction.

Pedestrian access to the Pace Bus stops will be maintained throughout construction.

Traffic shifts and lane closures will continue as needed. The local roadway improvements on Roberts Road and 87th Street are scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.

Construction zone speed limits are in effect in all construction zones and drivers should continue to watch for changing traffic patterns and use caution, especially when workers are present. On I-294, a 45-mph work zone speed limit is in effect throughout the construction season. On both 87th Steet and Roberts Road, a 35-mph work zone speed limit is in effect.

All work is weather dependent. 

Construction in this area is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, Village of Bridgeview, City of Hickory Hills, Village of Justice, as well as local fire and police departments. 

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to traffic shifts and lane closures needed to complete the improvements. Up-to-date closure information will be posted on the Tollway website in the Daily Construction Alert.

Construction updates, project information, maps and detour information for work that is part of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project are available in the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

3 Comments

  1. joseph eckert on April 9, 2023 at 9:07 am

    What is the completion date?



    • Bob Bong on April 9, 2023 at 7:47 pm

      no exact date, By the end of the year is all the Tollway said.



  2. Sharon on April 9, 2023 at 9:35 am

    So They say… Police need to be there during rush hours. Too many Road Hogs out there. I’ll make a different entrance to my home.



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