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12/1/2016 NW Flyover to Open Traffic on December 4, 2016

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that the new flyover ramp linking the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway (westbound Interstate 90/94) to the outbound Eisenhower... Read more »

7/22/2016 New Halsted Street Bridge Finished

New Halsted Street Bridge Finished at Byrne Interchange, Multimodal Travel, Neighborhood Connectivity Enhanced The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced today that the new Halsted... Read more »

6/9/2016 June 2016 Ramp Closures for Jane Byrne Interchange Project

Ramp Closures for Jane Byrne Interchange Project in June 2016 The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that closures of the ramps from the inbound Dan Ryan and Kennedy expressways... Read more »

6/2/2016 2016 Construction Season is Underway!

2016 Construction Season is Underway! Lane closures, changes in traffic patterns, reductions in the speed limit and the presence of workers and equipment create an environment that demands drivers... Read more »

4/13/2016 Construction Season Arrives

Construction Season Arrives, “Don’t be that Driver” in Work Zones SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and the Illinois Tollway were joined... Read more »

1/28/2016 Full Closure of Halsted Street Bridge over Interstate 290

Full Closure of Halsted Street Bridge over Interstate 290 CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a full closure of the Halsted Street bridge over the Eisenhower... Read more »

1/13/2016 Weekend Closure for Byrne Flyover

Weekend Closure for Byrne Flyover CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that the ramp from the inbound Kennedy Expressway (eastbound Interstate 90/94) to the outbound... Read more »

1/11/2016 Work continues during the winter months

Work continues on the Jane Byrne interchange during the winter months.  As a reminder, pay attention while driving through the construction zone.  Conditions change in the work zone... Read more »

12/16/2015 Overnight Ramp Closures on Jane Byrne Interchange

Overnight Ramp Closures on Jane Byrne Interchange CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that overnight ramp closures will take place, weather permitting, on the Jane... Read more »

10/28/2015 New Lane,Ramp Configuration on Outbound Eisenhower at Byrne Interchange

FOR IMMEDIATE... Read more »

10/14/2015 Final Weekend of Jane Byrne Closures Start Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:           October 14, 2015   CONTACT: Guy Tridgell ... Read more »

9/24/2015 Third Weekend of Jane Byrne Closures Start Friday

Third Weekend of Jane Byrne Closures Start Friday The Illinois Department of Transportation is reminding motorists that the third of four weekends of lane closures on the expressway system... Read more »

8/28/2015 Second Weekend of Jane Byrne Closures Start Friday

Second Weekend of Jane Byrne Closures Start Friday   The Illinois Department of Transportation is reminding motorists that the second of four weekends of lane closures on the expressway... Read more »

8/20/2015 Weekend Closures for Byrne Flyover Work Start Friday

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 20, 2015   CONTACT: Guy Tridgell 312.793.4199   Weekend Closures for Byrne Flyover Work Start Friday CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of... Read more »

8/20/2015 Ramp closings begin Wednesday for major phase of Byrne Interchange work

Ramp closings begin Wednesday for major phase of Byrne Interchange work By Chicago Tribune staff August 20, 2015 A major phase of the Byrne Interchange overhaul begins Wednesday night with the... Read more »

8/18/2015 Things will be getting a lot tougher for drivers going through the Jane Byrne Circle Interchange this week, as ramp closures and lane restrictions begin as part of the reconstruction project.

Things will be getting a lot tougher for drivers going through the Jane Byrne Circle Interchange this week, as ramp closures and lane restrictions begin as part of the reconstruction project. Written... Read more »

8/18/2015 Four weekends you'll want to avoid driving on expressways

Four weekends you'll want to avoid driving on expressways 8/17/2015 1:27 PM - Marni Pyke, Daily Herald Worst traffic ever? Veteran Chicago drivers might dispute that but there's no argument that... Read more »

8/17/2015 Kennedy to Congress Ramp Closes Wednesday for Next Phase in Jane Byrne Interchange Project

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8/3/2015 Byrne Interchange work: Get ready for traffic heartburn

Byrne Interchange work: Get ready for traffic heartburn Chicago Tribune, Jon Hilkevitch - August 3, 2015 5:01 AM The heavy lifting will begin this month on the overhaul of the Byrne Interchange near... Read more »

8/3/2015 Weekend Closures for Byrne Flyover Work Start Aug. 21

Weekend Closures for Byrne Flyover Work Start Aug. 21 FOR IMMEDIATE... Read more »

8/3/2015 Beam Placement Interstate Closures

YOUR TRAVEL WILL BE AFFECTED.....Consider Public Transportation!(click here to view the project flyer) The project involves construction of a new flyover structure from Northbound I-90/94 (Dan Ryan... Read more »

8/3/2015 Beam Placement Interstate Closures

YOUR TRAVEL WILL BE AFFECTED.....Consider Public Transportation!(click here to view the project flyer)   The project involves construction of a new flyover structure from Northbound I-90/94 (Dan... Read more »

5/13/2015 Southbound Kennedy ramp to westbound Eisenhower closed this weekend, for ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange Improvement Project

Southbound Kennedy ramp to westbound Eisenhower closed this weekend, for ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange Improvement Project The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that the... Read more »

5/3/2015 Eisenhower Expressway lane closure, next step in Jane Byrne Interchange Project

Eisenhower Expressway lane closure, next step in Jane Byrne Interchange Project The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will occur along the Eisenhower... Read more »

3/9/2015 Lane Closures for East Harrison Street Bridge Project, Jane Byrne Interchange Reconstruction

Lane Closures for East Harrison Street Bridge Project, Jane Byrne Interchange Reconstruction The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will occur along the... Read more »

3/6/2015 Eastbound I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway) Weekend Lane Closures for Peoria Street Bridge

Eastbound I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway) Weekend Lane Closures for Peoria Street Bridge The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced a weekend closure on eastbound I-290 (Eisenhower... Read more »

3/5/2015 Jane Byrne Interchange Flyover Ramp and Lane Closures Start Tuesday Night

Jane Byrne Interchange Flyover Ramp and Lane Closures Start Tuesday Night The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that ramp closures for construction of the new flyover bridge... Read more »

2/19/2015 Long-term closures March 7, 2015 through Summer 2016

The ramp from inbound I-90/94 (Dan Ryan Expressway) to inbound Congress Parkway into Chicago’s Loop will be closed. DETOUR {Link to detour map} -Exit Roosevelt Road eastbound... Read more »

2/17/2015 IDOT announces major closures near Jane Byrne Interchange coming in March

WGN TV - 2.17.2015 CHICAGO — The construction of the new flyover bridge on the Jane Byrne Interchange, which will connect the inbound Dan Ryan to the outbound Eisenhower, is set to begin March... Read more »

10/14/2014 Governor Quinn Announces $55.8 Million for Work on Next Phase of Jane Byrne Interchange

Governor Quinn Announces $55.8 Million for Work on Next Phase of Jane Byrne Interchange Governor Pat Quinn announced a $55.8 million capital investment for the next phase of work on the Jane Byrne... Read more »

10/7/2014 First of Jane Byrne Interchange Bridges Opens - New Morgan Street Bridge Includes Pedestrian Improvments,Other Upgrades

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 6, 2014   CONTACT: Guy Tridgell 312.793.4199   First of Jane Byrne Interchange Bridges OpensNew Morgan Street Bridge Includes Pedestrian Improvments,Other... Read more »

10/7/2014 Ramp NW Flyover

Ramp NW Flyover As part of the overall Circle Interchange project, work will begin in October, to construct a new Ramp NW Flyover connecting the northbound Dan Ryan (I-90/94) to westbound Eisenhower... Read more »

7/10/2014 UIC-Halsted Station Morgan Entrance is Now Open

UIC-Halsted Station Morgan entrance is now open To enter or exit UIC-Halsted station, use the Morgan entrance located 1/8 mile west of the Peoria entrance, at the west end of the station platform; or... Read more »

6/26/2014 Lane Closures on EB I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway) for Work on Morgan Street Bridge and Halsted Street Bridge

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that weather permitting, a weekend closure on eastbound I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway) for work on the Morgan Street Bridge, will begin at 10... Read more »

5/12/2014 Peoria Street Bridge and CTA Station

Peoria Street Bridge and CTA Station As part of the overall Circle Interchange project, the Peoria Street Bridge, as well as the adjacent CTA Blue Line Station, will be closed for construction... Read more »

4/24/2014 IDOT: Completion Date for Morgan Street Bridge Extended to Fall 2014

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4/23/2014 IDOT: Lane Closures on WB I-290 Between Racine and Peoria to Begin Tonight

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3/1/2014 Harrison Street "West" Bridge and Halsted Street Bridge

As part of the overall Circle Interchange project, bridge reconstruction work will begin on the Harrison Street "West" Bridge (Bridge carrying Harrison Street over Southbound I-90/94) & Halsted... Read more »

9/13/2013 Morgan Street Bridge

As part of the overall Circle Interchange project, the Morgan Street Bridge, as well as the Westbound I-290 exit ramp to Morgan Street, was closed for reconstruction beginning September 2013 until... Read more »

9/12/2013 Morgan Street Bridge Construction to Start!

As part of the overall Circle Interchange project, the Morgan Street Bridge, as well as the Westbound I-290 exit ramp to Morgan Street will be closed for reconstruction beginning September 2013 until... Read more »

7/12/2013 On June 12, 2013, the Department releases the Environmental Assessment (EA) for Public Review

After extensive data analysis and evaluation, the EA has been made available for public review and comment.  The EA defines environmental impacts, plans, and issues of concern to the community.... Read more »

7/12/2013 Circle Interchange Walk-Through Experience Now Available

To view a virtual walk-through experience, please click below. The design of the Circle Interchange includes features to enhance the community, connectivity, and aesthetics. The Circle Interchange... Read more »

7/3/2013 New Circle Video Now Available

The Preferred Alternative 7-1.C includes the complete reconstruction of the Circle Interchange and includes features that collectively improve the safety and mobility; improve the bridges, roadway... Read more »

6/28/2013 A second public hearing will be held June 27, 2013.

The Department cordially invites the public to attend an open house Public Hearing to review additional project refinements that have been made since the last event on April 3, 2013. A Public Hearing... Read more »

6/28/2013 Circle Interchange Public Hearing #2 was held on June 27, 2013.

On June 27, 2013 the Circle Interchange Public Hearing #2 was held. The comment period will end on July 12, 2013. To view the Public Hearing Issue 3, June 2013 Newsletter and exhibit room boards... Read more »

6/12/2013 Public Notice: The Circle Interchange EA has been released for Public Comment/ Public Hearing Scheduled

CHICAGO – After extensive data analysis and evaluation, the EA has been made available for public review and comment. The document can be found at www.circleinterchange.org, local libraries... Read more »

6/12/2013 On June 12, 2013, the Department releases the Environmental Assessment (EA) for Public Review

After extensive data analysis and evaluation, the EA has been made available for public review and comment.  The EA defines environmental impacts, plans, and issues of concern to the community.... Read more »

6/12/2013 A second public hearing will be held June 27, 2013

You’re Invited!The Department cordially invites the public to attend an open house Public Hearing to review additional project refinements that have been made since the last event on April 3,... Read more »

6/12/2013 Public Notice: Environmental Assessment has been released for the Circle Interchange.

CHICAGO – After extensive data analysis and evaluation, the EA has been made available for public review and comment. The document can be found at www.circleinterchange.org, local libraries... Read more »

6/3/2013 Benefits of the Preferred Alternative

Over 5,000 local jobs will be supported with an infrastructure investment of this size, while benefiting the people living and working in the region, getting them to and from their destinations more... Read more »

4/4/2013 Public Hearing Materials Available

Materials presented at the Public Hearing on April 3, 2013 have been posted to the website.  Please click here to view the materials.

3/29/2013 Comments Submitted by April 17, 2013 will Become Part of the Public Hearing Record

The Illinois Department of Transportation has identified the preferred alternative for the Circle Interchange Phase I Study. The preferred alternative was selected based on its ability to address the... Read more »

3/14/2013 Governor Quinn Announces $420 Million Circle Interchange Reconstruction is Moving Forward

CHICAGO - Following approval on March 14, 2013 by a key planning group, Governor Pat Quinn has directed the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to accelerate a $420 million... Read more »

2/22/2013 Recommended Preferred Alternative

Key Features of the Preferred Alternative include: Reduction in delays on I-90/94 through the interchange by increasing the roadway width under the bridges. Adding a lane to the two most... Read more »

2/4/2013 CMAP Seeks Comment on a Proposed Amendment to GO TO 2040

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) seeks comment on a proposed amendment to GO TO 2040 that would add the Circle Interchange project.   The comment... Read more »

1/10/2013 IDOT Held Project Working Group Meeting #3 and Identified a Recommended Alternative

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) hosted a third meeting with the Circle Interchange Project Working Group (PWG) to highlight conceptual local street modifications and aesthetic... Read more »

10/26/2012 IDOT Held Project Working Group Meeting #2

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) hosted a second meeting with the Circle Interchange Project Working Group (PWG) to review the key issues identified at Public Meeting #1 and current... Read more »

8/29/2012 IDOT Held Circle Interchange Public Meeting

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) hosted an open house public meeting for the Circle Interchange Study to initiate the Preliminary Engineering (Phase I) Study and to gain additional... Read more »