CHICAGO — Drivers may have noticed the new lane configuration on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290) Monday.
Lanes are reduced to three lanes for the rest of the year as part of the Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction.
One lane is now closed from Ogden Avenue to Halsted Street, but drivers can still access the Kennedy, the Dan Ryan, and Ida B. Wells Drive.
IDOT said drivers should expect delays and allow for extra time for trips through this area.
Crews were about 90 minutes late changing things around Monday morning. The configuration was originally planned to happen Saturday, but was postponed due to weather.
Now, it’s the reverse configuration of what we saw in the early spring. The work zone is shifted to the left lane and could stay there for the rest of the year.
The left and center lanes access inbound Ida B. Wells Drive, formerly Congress Parkway. The right lane will get you to the outbound Dan Ryan.
But traffic is already expected to improve Monday night and Tuesday morning.
Construction on the Jane Byrne Interchange is expected to be completed in October 2022 at a cost of $713 million.