One of the busiest roadways in the
area is going to get a lot more congested in the coming months – and years.
Beginning March 15,
a $600 million reconstruction project on the Dan Ryan Expressway – also known
as Interstate 90/94 – will begin. At the start of the project, half of the
road’s lanes will be closed, and all of the traffic on the express lanes – an
area where trucks are prohibited – will be rerouted to the local lanes.
The lane reductions
are significant, running between
and Interstate 57.
drivers to “drastic Dan Ryan lane reductions” are already being posted on
adjacent roadways, in hopes of moving some of the expressway’s 300,000 daily
travelers onto alternate routes, according to the
The express lanes
have an expected completion date of March 2007, at which point all traffic will
then be rerouted onto them while the local lanes are rebuilt. The entire
project is expected to be finished by late 2007.