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Illinois Department of Transportation - Interstate 55 at Arsenal Road

Interstate 55 at Arsenal Road
Interchange Improvement

 

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Project Overview

PURPOSE & NEED OF PROJECT

  • Improve highway safety
  • Improve interchange configuration and efficiency
  • Improve deteriorating pavement and bridge structure
  • Improve traffic flow on Interstate 55 and Arsenal Road

SUMMARY OF PROJECT

  • Removal of the existing Arsenal Road interchange
  • Reconstruction of Arsenal Road interchange approximately 1 mile south of the existing location
  • Provide a 2-lane flyover ramp for traffic exiting southbound Interstate 55
  • Provide a 2-lane loop ramp for traffic entering northbound Interstate 55
  • Provide new single lane ramps for traffic entering southbound Interstate 55 and exiting northbound Interstate 55
  • Extend Arsenal Road south along the east side of Interstate 55 to the new interchange location
  • Extend West Frontage Road east on a new bridge over Interstate 55 to intersect Arsenal Road
  • New signal signage for the new West Frontage Road/Arsenal Road intersection
  • New turn lanes along Arsenal Road at West Frontage Road and at ExxonMobil Refinery
  • Provide mitigation for wetland and orchid habitat impacts
  • New high mast interchange lighting

PROJECT BENEFITS

  • Improves safety
  • Reduces congestion and delay
  • Better accommodates trucks

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Project Cost: $68,732,000
  • Estimated jobs created: 890
     
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