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Interchange to create Chicago construction jobs

Posted on July 25, 2015

An interchange project for I-290 may create Chicago construction jobs.

The Illinois Tollway is rebuilding the I-290 Interchange at Illinois Route 390, estimated as a $440 million dollar project.

The I-290 Interchange Project will include 17 new ramps and 15 new bridges in the interchange area, which will provide free-flow travel in all directions. The new 390 tollway will also provide Western Access to O’Hare Airport as part of the $3.4 billion Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project.

Gov. Bruce Rauner said the $3.4 billion Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project will bring in needed congestion relief, reduced travel times, new access to O’Hare International Aiport, and much-needed opportunites for economic development.

The new ramps are currently under construction along what will be an all-electronic toll road.

The I-290 Interchange Project will include 17 new ramps and 15 new bridges in the interchange area, which will provide free-flow travel in all directions. The new 390 tollway will also provide Western Access to O’Hare Airport as part of the $3.4 billion Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project.

The new interchange is scheduled to be fully completed by 2017, however the tolls will be active for everyday commuters one year from now. The amount charged will be based on distance and will be just under $2 for the entire stretch of Illinois Route 390.

According to Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson, also a Tollway Board Member, the new ramps will significantly improve mobility, benefitting local businesses, commuters and the area’s freight and manufacturing industries.

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