CHICAGO (STMW) - The Illinois Department of Transportation is warning drivers of overnight ramp closures starting tonight on the interchange between the Stevenson Expressway and Lake Shore Drive.
Weather permitting, ramp closures will begin about 11 p.m. Thursday until 5 a.m. Friday, and then again just before midnight Friday until 7 a.m. Saturday, according to a statement from IDOT.
“The closures are necessary to complete pavement repairs for the ongoing I-55/U.S. 41 interchange reconstruction project,” the statement said.
Thursday night, the ramp from northbound I-55 to southbound Lake Shore Drive will be closed and traffic will be directed to the northbound Lake Shore Drive exit at 18th Street to southbound Lake Shore Drive, IDOT said. The ramp will remain open on Friday morning.
The right lane from northbound I-55 to northbound Lake Shore Drive will be closed Thursday night to Friday morning, IDOT said. The left lane will be closed Friday night to Saturday morning. One lane on the northbound Stevenson will also be closed.
Driver are warned to expect delays and are urged to allow extra travel time.