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Welcome to the Interstate 57/294
Interchange Project Website!
The Illinois Department of Transportation in partnership with
the Illinois Tollway is planning to construct a $600 million improvement
involving Interstate 57, Interstate 294 and Illinois Route 83 (147th Street).
The improvement will consist of constructing a full interchange with ramps
between Interstate 57 and Interstate 294, improvements to 147th Street including
a median to accommodate left turn lanes between Kedzie Avenue and Western
Avenue/Dixie Highway, and construction of a partial interchange with ramps
between Interstate 294 at 147th Street. Interstate 57 at Interstate 294 is one
of two locations in the country where two Interstates meet without connecting.
The completed Interstate 57/294 Interchange Project will connect these important
Interstate highways as well as reduce travel times and congestion on local
routes that are being used to facilitate the Interstate to Interstate linkage.
It is anticipated the construction project will consist of up to 11 contracts to
be implemented over a number of years.
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WORK ZONE SAFETY
Did you know work zone fatalities are down 29.6 percent compared
to 2003? Aggressive law enforcement and awareness campaigns and significant
improvements to work zone safety traffic control reduced Illinois work zone
fatalities from 44 in 2003, including 5 workers, to 31 with 2
workers killed in 2008. So, Give ‘em a brake…slow down
for their sake and yours!
IDOT appreciates your patience and understanding as we work to improve the
roadways in your community.
IDOT CONSTRUCTION ZONES
website provides up-to-date information on all current active construction
contracts, including those funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act of 2009, after contract execution.
IDOT DBE PROGRAM
If you are a small business owner and are interested in work on road
construction projects with IDOT,
click here for information on IDOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
If you have a specific project-related question, please submit
your question by visiting IDOT’s website
and complete the email form to receive a prompt response.
additional information in regard to projects under the Tollway’s jurisdiction
regarding the Interstate 57 and 294 Interchange project,