As first announced
in October 2013, the Lake Station exit, at mile post 21, has been undergoing
an extensive rebuilding. When completed, the interchange will function as it
did prior to the project. No permanent removal of any structure is planned.
The first phase of
the project involved closing and removing an entire structure from the
interchange. That structure remains closed per the original schedule, with a
slight delay in completion time due to delays in steel procurement.
The next phase of
the project will begin on Monday, June 2, and will affect the bridge over
I-80/94. This bridge maintains two directions of traffic, and throughout
this project ITRCC will keep one lane of traffic open to still allow
vehicles to enter the ITR from either direction on I-80/94.
will apply only to traffic on the Toll Road which seeks to exit to eastbound
I-80/94. Beginning June 2, those motorists will not be able to exit the Toll
Road to eastbound 80/94 and should detour at Exit 17 (I-65). This phase of
the project is expected to last until November 2014.
Salt Creek Bridge
construction will begin after Memorial Day on the Salt Creek Bridge, located
at mile post 26.5. Crews will be replacing slabs and bearings and performing
deck patching and pier patching.
The work will
require a reversible lane, which will switch to accommodate the heaviest
flow of traffic depending on direction and time of day. Thus, one lane will
be available eastbound and two lanes will be available westbound during
times of heavy westbound traffic, and vice versa.
configuration, ITRCC urges patrons to abide by work zone speed limits and
use caution in the area.
electronic toll-collection system was successfully implemented along the
entire length of the Toll Road in April 2008. E-ZPass transponders may be