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Posted on: November 2, 2021

Tollway 47th Street Pedestrian Bridge Project: Pile Driving

January 12 update: Beginning on Monday, January 17 and continuing for approximately two weeks, the Tollway's contractor will be pile driving the east abutment and then continue with the retaining wall. Work is expected to take place during daytime hours, with a 7:30 am start time. 


Westbound 47th Street has been reduced to a single lane through spring 2022, for ongoing work related to the Central Tri-State Tollway(I-294) Pedestrian Bridge Project in Hinsdale and Western Springs.

The contractor is installing an access road entrance off of 47th Street at Fair Elms. Please be aware of vehicles entering and exiting the access road during construction hours.

Beginning Monday, November 1, westbound 47th Street between Princeton Road and Fair Elms Avenue will be reduced to a single lane, with two lanes remaining open on eastbound 47th Street. Traffic will remain in this configuration through the spring. On I-294, traffic in this area is currently shifted and will remain in this configuration through the end of the year. Traffic shifts on the Tollway and local road are necessary to accommodate for construction of piers and abutments for the new pedestrian bridge.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be in place in advance to alert drivers to the construction work zones and lane closures scheduled as needed on I-294 and 47th Street throughout the project. Up-to-date closure information will be available on the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alert. All work is weather dependent.

Read the Tollway's full media release here.


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