Farnsworth Avenue Interchange Project (Illinois Tollway)

Current Status 

(May 18, 2016)
The Illinois Tollway is reconstructing the Farnsworth Avenue Interchange Bridge at the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in Aurora, including rebuilding the bridge and making interchange ramp improvements. The project will provide for installation of energy-efficient LED lighting and the addition of a new bicycle and pedestrian path across the bridge.

Work on the Farnsworth Avenue Interchange is beginning this month and is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2017.   Construction in 2016 will include removal and reconstruction of the northbound side of the bridge and removal of two ramps carrying traffic from eastbound I-88 to northbound Farnsworth Avenue from northbound Farnsworth Avenue to westbound I-88.

In order to complete this project safely and in a timely manner, lane closures and traffic detours will be put in place throughout the project. Detour routes will be posted as depicted on the enclosed. The lane closures and detours are necessary because the road and ramps are not wide enough to safely maintain current traffic patterns and provide a safe work zone for construction workers and drivers.

In advance of roadway closures signage will be posted to notify the public and information will be posted on the Tollway’s website at http://www.illinoistollway.com.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact:

Vicky Czuprynski
Community Relations Corridor Coordinator
Illinois Tollway
2700 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Ph: 630-241-6800 ext. 3963
or email  Vicky Czuprynski  

Fact Sheet about the Interchange Improvement Project

Detour Plans during the Interchange Improvement Project