Ogden ramp to close tonight, detour in place

The ramp connecting Ogden Avenue to the northbound Interstate 294 ramp will be closed tonight, Nov. 2., through December.

One lane in each direction on Ogden Avenue and one northbound lane on I-294 between 47th Street and Ogden Avenue are scheduled to close at 7 p.m. A second lane on northbound I-294 is scheduled to close at 10 p.m.

In addition, at 7 p.m., the ramp connecting Ogden Avenue to northbound I-294 is scheduled to close so the interchange can be reconfigured from a cloverleaf to a partial cloverleaf design.

Eastbound Ogden Avenue will access northbound I-294 via the old loop ramp, which will be temporarily reopened during this work for both detours. For westbound Ogden Avenue traffic, a detour will be posted routing traffic through the interchange to access northbound I-294. The ramp connecting northbound I-294 to eastbound Ogden Avenue, which has been closed since September, has reopened.

Information about the project, including maps and construction updates, is available on the Tollway’s website at http://www.illinoistollway.com in the “Projects” section.

Construction in this area is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation; the villages of Hinsdale, Oak Brook and Western Springs; the Cook County Department of Transportation; the DuPage County Division of Transportation; the Cook County Forest Preserve District; the Oak Brook Park District; and local fire and police departments.

The Illinois Tollway is investing $8.9 million to reconfigure the Ogden Avenue Interchange to improve mobility and traffic flow for local drivers and Tollway customers. Currently up to 40,000 vehicles use the interchange daily with up to 33,600 vehicles traveling on Ogden Avenue in the area.

The $4 billion Central Tri-State Tollway Project is reconstructing and widening the roadway between Balmoral Avenue and 95th Street to provide congestion relief, update old infrastructure to meet current and future transportation demand and address regional needs. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program.