Repair work planned at Interstate 88 interchange

<p>Road construction crewman work on a roadway.  |  AP Photo/Seth Perlman</p>

Road construction crewman work on a roadway.  |  AP Photo/Seth Perlman

Repair work is scheduled to begin next week at the interchange connecting northbound Interstate 355 and Ogden Avenue to Interstate 88 in Lisle.

The work will include temporary closure of the ramp carrying traffic from Ogden Avenue to westbound I-88. Electronic message signs and directional signs will be put in place to alert drivers to the detour.

The ramp rehabilitation work will include bridge deck repair and pavement overlay, expansion joint replacement, substructure repairs and the cleaning and painting of bridge bearings to extend the life of the structures and provide a smoother riding surface, Illinois Tollway officials said.

Work also will include crack repairs and painting on the Warrenville Road Bridge over I-355 and the ramp bridge connecting eastbound I-88 to southbound I-355.

Beginning at 1 a.m. on Monday, the ramp carrying traffic from Ogden Avenue to westbound I-88 is scheduled to close until late May. A detour will be put in place to route traffic west on Ogden Avenue, north on Naper Boulevard/Naperville Road, west on Warrenville Road and then south at Freedom Drive to access the westbound entrance ramp to I-88.

Traffic traveling from northbound I-355 will continue to have access to westbound I-88.

A full closure is necessary to complete repairs because the ramp is not wide enough to safely accommodate a work zone while maintaining traffic and will also provide time for the new concrete to set and cure properly, tollway officials said.

At the same time, repair work will also begin on the ramp connecting northbound I-355 to I-88. Overnight lane and shoulder closures will be used to complete the work on the bridge over Ogden Avenue. One lane will remain open at all times during the work. In late May, additional work is scheduled on the ramp under Warrenville Road. Traffic shifts will be used to keep the ramp open throughout the work.

All work is scheduled for completion in late summer.