I-55 Over Lemont Road New Lane Changes Postponed

Due to inclement weather, work to open the new clover leaf ramps to and from Lemont Road has been postponed until further notice. The ramps were originally supposed to open on January 5th in both directions of I-55 traffic at Lemont Road.

Motorists will continue to use the temporary ramps to access Lemont Road and traffic exiting the expressway will be controlled by the temporary traffic signal at Lemont Road.

The $17 million project, which began earlier this spring, consists of replacing the existing bridge with a new wider structure, reconstructing the ramps, installing new lighting and storm sewers, resurfacing and landscaping.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,000 miles of highway and nearly 10 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Four of Rebuild Illinois included approximately $12.1 billion of improvements statewide on 5,339 miles of highway, 533 bridges and 762 additional safety improvements.