The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to begin ramp reconstruction and repair work at the Illinois Route 56 Interchange on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in Sugar Grove today.
The Illinois Route 56 Interchange, a partial interchange with ramps providing I-88 access to and from the east, will remain open during construction. Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers in advance.
Weather permitting, Monday, April 1, shoulder closures will begin on the ramps connecting Illinois Route 56 to eastbound I-88 and westbound I-88 to Illinois Route 56 to prepare for a traffic shift. Once that work is complete, traffic on both ramps will be reduced to one lane and shifted. Traffic is expected to remain in this configuration through summer.
Work at the Illinois Route 56 Interchange includes rebuilding portions of both ramps and repairing the ramp bridge carrying westbound I-88 traffic to southbound Illinois Route 56, as well as providing new LED lighting and drainage improvements.
The improvements on I-88 will extend the life of the interchange improving travel in the area and providing convenient access to local communities and support economic opportunities. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
Construction is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Kane County, Village of Sugar Grove, as well as local fire and police departments.
Maps and construction information about the I-88 Interchange Improvements is available on the Tollway’s website at Illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section.