The Illinois Department of Transportation announced a 21-day complete closure of eastbound Interstate 270 between I-55 and eastbound I-70, beginning on Monday, July 12, weather permitting. This section of roadway will be completely closed to traffic for 21 days starting at 5 am. The detour route for this closure is as follows:
- From I-270 eastbound to southbound I-255 to eastbound I-55/70 to eastbound I-70
- The eastbound I-270 ramp to northbound I-55 will remain open.
- The eastbound I-270 ramp to southbound I-55/70 will remain open.
This stage of work is necessary to make pavement repairs and is expected to be completed by Aug. 6.
This stage of work is part of a larger project that will include many additional lane closures. The times and locations of future closures will be announced as the project continues. The entire project is expected to be completed by November.
Drivers may experience delays when traveling through the work zone. Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all construction signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.