More traffic is coming our way as one of the final stages of the $90 million Route 59 expansion project begins.
Construction crews will soon start installing new traffic lights and pouring concrete to form the “X” for the diverging diamond interchange on Interstate 88.
Six of eight ramps will be closed during the nine-day project affecting lane changes to Route 59.
“Route 59 will be one lane in each direction you will not be able to make any left turns on to the tollway or exit on to the tollway on 59 you will be able to make a right turn so if you’re northbound you’ll be able to go eastbound if you’re southbound you’ll be able to go westbound on 88 but basically for all intents and purposes most of the directions on those ramps will be closed,” said Bill Novack, Director of Transportation, Engineering and Development.
Those who are trying to get onto the tollway will be detoured to exits going east at Winfield Road and West at Eola Road.
Construction for the project will begin sometime after the first week of August.
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