Taylor Street ramp opens, Randolph Street ramp temporary closes at Jane Byrne Interchange

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the reconstructed ramp from the inbound Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290) to Taylor Street will reopen, weather permitting, by 5 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13.

The new ramp will improve traffic flow and help reduce delays for the more than 11,000 vehicles that use it daily.

The ramp from Randolph Street to the inbound Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90/94) will be temporarily closed over two consecutive weekends. The closures, necessary for the construction of an overhead sign structure foundation, will take place, weather permitting, 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, to 4 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, and from 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, to 4 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23.

A detour will direct traffic south on Des Plaines Street and west on Madison Street to connect to the inbound Kennedy via the Madison Street ramp.

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.

The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods.

For more information, visit www.janebyrneinterchange.org. The mobile-friendly website features a detailed project timeline with an interactive map, photo galleries, a live camera feed of the work zone, and the ability to submit questions and comments to the project team via a “Contact Us” link.

The improved Jane Byrne Interchange will be complete in 2022.