CHICAGO — It could get a little more tricky to get on and off the Kennedy Expressway amid the ongoing overhaul that’s slowed down drivers for months.
Starting 6 a.m. Monday, several ramps are scheduled to close on the inbound Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) from the Edens Expressway (I-94) junction to Ohio Street, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.
The closures are for bridge restoration and ramp repairs. The $150 million project intends to spruce up 36 bridges, replace overhead signs, upgrade LED lights, patch the pavement and paint.
The current ramp closures are below.
- Pulaski Avenue to inbound Kennedy, to reopen in two weeks
- Montrose Avenue to inbound Kennedy, to reopen late October
- Kedzie Avenue to inbound Kennedy, to reopen late October
- Inbound Kennedy to Fullerton Avenue, to reopen late October
The Kennedy Expressway opened in November 1960 and had its last “major rehabilitation” in 1994, according to a news release from the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Over 275,000 motorists use the expressway each day.
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