Next phase ready on Kingery Expressway in Illinois

| 3/3/2006

A project on an Illinois interstate that includes an additional traffic lane and sound barriers has reached the next phase.

Beginning this week, construction on the Kingery Expressway – more commonly known as “I-80/94” – includes widening the Bishop Ford Expressway, or Interstate 94, and Illinois Route 394 from South Holland to Lansing.

The construction will require one lane to be closed in each direction until the paving is complete.

Motorists who became accustomed to temporary exit and entrance ramps need to know that those temporary ramps will close this week and the new permanent Torrence Avenue ramp will be opened.

The Kingery Expressway project started in 2003 and has been projected to cost $430 million by the completion of all the phases in 2007.