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Northbound 90-94
Pier 6 Caissons
Pier 6 West Drilled Shaft - Augering Bit - Excavated Material
Rebar Cages Pier 6 & 7
Temp Lighting_WB I-290
Wall 40 - Aggregate Columns - Vibratory Stack (Tip)
Pier 6 - West Shaft - Setting Bottom Portion of cage
Wall 40 - Aggregate Columns - Conveyor System
Wall 40 - Aggregate Columns - Conveyor to install aggregate
Wall 40 - Aggregate Columns - Conveyor to install aggregate
Wall 40 - Aggregate Columns - Driving down hole probe
Wall 40 - Aggregate Columns - Filling the hopper
NW Flyover Bridge
NW Flyover Bridge
Pier 4 Construction
Pier 4 Construction
Pier 4 Construction
Pier 4 Construction
Pier 4 Construction
Pier 4 Construction
Pier 4 Construction
Pier 4 Construction
Pier 6 Construction
Pier 6 Construction
Pier 6 Construction
Pier 6 Construction
Pier 6 Construction
Pier 6 Construction
Pier 6 Construction
Pier 6 Construction
Pier 6 Construction
Pier 6 Construction
Pier 6 Construction
Pier 6 Construction
NW Flyover Wall 40
Looking North From Pier 4
Looking South From Pier 4
Harrison Field - Backfilling Water Main Vault Riser
Pier 1 & S. Abutment - Erecting H-Pile for installation
Pier 4 - Installing Cap Rebar
Pier 4 - Installing rebar for Cap
Pier 4 Cap
Pier 8 - Rubbed finish
Girder erection of Unit IV of the new Ramp NW
Girder erection of Unit IV of the new Ramp NW
Girder erection of Unit IV of the new Ramp NW
Girder erection of Unit IV of the new Ramp NW
Girder erection of Unit IV of the new Ramp NW
Girder erection of Unit IV of the new Ramp NW
Girder erection of Unit IV of the new Ramp NW
Girder erection of Unit IV of the new Ramp NW
Girder erection of Unit IV of the new Ramp NW
Girder erection of Unit IV of the new Ramp NW
Girder erection of Unit IV of the new Ramp NW
Girder erection of Unit IV of the new Ramp NW
Girder erection of Unit IV of the new Ramp NW
Girder erection of Unit IV of the new Ramp NW
Girder erection of Unit IV of the new Ramp NW
Girder erection of Unit IV of the new Ramp NW
Girder erection of Unit IV of the new Ramp NW
Girder erection of Unit IV of the new Ramp NW
Girder erection of Unit IV of the new Ramp NW
Girder erection of Unit IV of the new Ramp NW
Girder erection of Unit IV of the new Ramp NW
Girder erection of Unit IV of the new Ramp NW
Girder erection of Unit IV of the new Ramp NW
Girder erection of Unit IV of the new Ramp NW
Boring Machine for 84 inch storm sewer_Receiving Pit
Storm Sewer Bored on the NW Flyover
Unit 5 Beam Erection Looking West_NW_Flyover (2)
Unit 5 Beam Erection Looking West_NW_Flyover
Main Drain Receiving Pit_April 2016
Main Drain Sewer_April 2016
NW Flyover Unit 4 Bride Deck Pour
NW Flyover Unit 6 Beam Placement
Pier 11 Stem Pour_April 2016
Pier 11_April 2016
Pier 12 Cap Rebar_June 2016
Pier 12 Soffit June 2016
Unit 3 Pour_April 2016
Unit 5 Flyover
Unit 5 Steel June 2016
Unit 6 Flyover
West Abutment Drilled Shafts June 2016
Beam Placement 1
Beam Placement 2
Beam Placement 3
Beam Placement 4
Beam Placement 5
Beam Placement 6
Bridge Drainage Installation
Excavation Sewer and Retaining Wall Level Pad Construction Along WB 290
Forming Unit 6 Looking West
Unit 4 Electrical Installation
Unit 4 Parapet Pour
Unit 5 Deck Curing
Unit 5 Deck Pour
Unit 5 Rebar Looking East
Unit 5 Rebar Looking West
Unit 6 Rebar & Shear Studs
Mechanical Stabilized Earth MSE Wall_Supports the roadway_Looking East from Peoria at the NW Flyover
Last pour on the NW Flyover 10.13.16
Ramp NW looking west 10.13.16
Overhead Shot of Jane Byrne with NW Ramp 10.13.16_100
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Ramp NW looking east
Ramp NW looking west
Opening of the NW Flyover Ramp
NW Flyover Ramp Looking North
20161008_Wall 3 and Deck Rebar Looking East
20161010_Unit 6 Rebar Looking East
20161013_Deck and Lightweight Fill Looking East
20161013_Lightweight Concrete Fill Looking East
20161013_Unit 6 Deck Placement Looking East (1)
20161013_Unit 6 Deck Placement Looking East
20161031_Pavement Subbase Down Sta. Looking East
20161111_Wall 4 Anchor Slab Looking West
20161119_Misc Work Looking East
20161119_Noise Wall Panel Setting Looking East
20161130_Opening Temp Barrier Wall Prep Looking East
20161201_Night Shot Looking East
20161204_NW Flyover Open to Traffic

Ramp NW Flyover

As part of the overall Circle Interchange project, work will begin in October, to construct a new Ramp NW Flyover connecting the northbound Dan Ryan (I-90/94) to westbound Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) movement. Construction of the flyover is expected to be completed in the Fall, 2016.

View construction progress.

The construction contract was awarded to James McHugh Construction Company on August 12, 2014, and the scope of the work involves the construction of a new two-lane ramp and bridge that begins just south of Roosevelt Road on northbound I-90/94. The bridge will go over Harrison Street, I-90/94, I-290, and Halsted Street. The flyover ramp ends near Morgan Street on westbound I-290. The length of the improvement is approximately one mile, of which the flyover bridge is approximately 2,000 feet long. The new bridge will provide much needed capacity for this critical ramp movement.

The existing ramp for this movement will remain open during construction of the flyover bridge. However, the work will require the temporary closure of Ramp NE (northbound to eastbound). A detour will be implemented for the closed Ramp NE. The detour route will have traffic exit at Roosevelt Road and utilize Jefferson Street, Harrison Street, and Wells Street to connect to eastbound Congress Parkway. Ramp NE will remain closed until it is reconstructed during a later phase under a separate contract.

The project also includes removal and replacement of some existing retaining walls, construction of new retaining walls, and construction of Noise Abatement Walls on the north side of Ramp NW between Halsted Street and Peoria Street and between Peoria Street and Morgan Street.

Other project work elements include drainage, interstate lighting including underpass lighting and high mast interchange lighting, signing, traffic control and protection, landscaping, urban enhancements and pavement markings.

Ramp NW Flyover Features Include:

  • Construction of Ramp NW Flyover generally consisting of two, 12-foot wide lanes with 10-foot inside and outside shoulders
  • Partial construction of the Roosevelt Road entrance ramp to northbound I-90/94, Ramp NE, and westbound exit ramp to Morgan Street
  • Vibration monitoring for the existing buildings along I-90/94 between Taylor Street and Harrison Street, and along I-290 between Green Street and Morgan Street
  • Landscaping and development of green space for areas adjacent to the project
  • Improved interstate lighting including underpass lighting and high mast interchange lighting
  • New interstate signing

Construction of Ramp NW Flyover will serve as a critical step in improving the Circle Interchange’s overall safety, capacity, and geometric deficiencies.

The Department appreciates your patience and understanding as we work to improve the multi-modal connections in your community.

If you have questions or comments regarding the construction activities, please submit via the Contact Us.