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Sleepy Hollow Road at I-90 to close Saturday

SLEEPY HOLLOW – Sleepy Hollow Road under the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Kane County is scheduled to close to traffic beginning Saturday, April 26, until early June to accommodate bridge work.

The Illinois Tollway is reconstructing the bridge carrying I-90 over Sleepy Hollow Road as part of the $2.5 billion I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project. 

As part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project, the western segment of the roadway between Randall Road in Elgin and I-39 near Rockford will be rebuilt and a new lane added to provide three lanes in each direction. In addition, the inside lane and shoulder in both directions will be widened to accommodate future transit opportunities. 

In 2014, the Illinois Tollway is scheduled to complete the reconstruction and widening between Elgin and Rockford. The eastbound lanes were completed in 2013. Work on the segment of I-90 from the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to Elgin is scheduled for 2014-2016. 

Sleepy Hollow Road under I-90 is scheduled to close to traffic after 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, with local traffic directed to Illinois Route 31. A full closure of Sleepy Hollow Road is necessary because the roadway under I-90 is too narrow to accommodate traffic while completing this work. Up to 4,050 vehicles use this stretch of roadway daily.

The local roadway closure was coordinated with the city of Elgin, the village of Sleepy Hollow, Dundee Township and the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with other neighboring communities, Sherman Health, school districts and local police and fire departments.

The Illinois Tollway is rebuilding and widening 62 miles along the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I‐90) as a 21st century, state‐of‐the-art corridor linking Rockford to O’Hare International Airport. The I‐90 corridor from Chicago to Rockford serves nearly 1 million travelers per day. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

In 2014, the Illinois Tollway is scheduled to complete the reconstruction and widening between Elgin and Rockford. The eastbound lanes were completed in 2013. Work on the segment of I-90 from the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to Elgin is scheduled for 2014-2016. 

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