Roosevelt Road ramp and Ruble Street closures at Jane Byrne

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that as part of ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction, Ruble Street from Roosevelt Road to Taylor Street will close for approximately three weeks, weather permitting, starting at 10 p.m. Sunday, June 20.

A detour will direct Ruble Street traffic to Jefferson Street to connect to the Taylor Street entrance ramp to access northbound I-90/94.

The entrance ramp from Roosevelt Road to the westbound I-290 and to eastbound Ida B. Wells Drive will also be closed. A detour will direct traffic to Roosevelt Road and Ashland Avenue to connect to westbound I-290 via the Ashland Avenue ramp. Motorists will connect to eastbound Ida B. Wells via Roosevelt Road and State Street.

The closures are necessary for the construction of structural foundations and electrical work for two high mast light towers that will be installed at a future date.

Motorists should expect significant delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limit and be on the alert for workers and equipment.