Northbound Barrington Road Traffic Shift Begins Saturday December 3rd
Northbound Barrington Road traffic is scheduled to be shifted onto the new pavement on the east side of the bridge beginning on Saturday, December 3rd. Southbound traffic will remain in its current configuration. An active work zone area will be in place in the center of the roadway; please continue to use caution while traveling across the bridge.
Greenspoint Parkway Construction Work
As part of the Barrington Road Interchange project, a portion of Greenspoint Parkway will be reconfigured to meet the needs of the new eastbound exit ramp. Road construction started on Greenspoint Parkway on Monday, February 15. Greenspoint is reduced to one lane south / eastbound through the curve in the northeast part of the business park, with no westbound traffic allowed in this section. The north access drive of the parking lot at 2800 Greenspoint Parkway is closed off so no westbound cut-through traffic is able to go around the work zone. Message boards with notifications of this work have been placed by the Tollway. Estimated completion of the work is mid-May 2017.
In late 2016, Pace, the regional bus agency, will be expanding express bus service along the Jane Addams Tollway (I-90). The service will include connections to Elgin, Schaumburg and the Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line Station in Rosemont, which links to downtown Chicago and O'Hare International Airport. The express bus service will operate every 30 minutes during weekdays and on Saturdays. More frequent service will be provided during rush hours. Information about this expanding service is available on the Pace website.
A new Express Bus Station and park and ride lot will be provided at Barrington Road and I-90 in Hoffman Estates. Pace is exploring ways to provide shuttle service to the new Express Bus Station. Results from a survey held in early 2016, are being evaluated and more information about the findings will be posted in coming months.
Barrington Road Express Bus Station
The full interchange work will be completed in two main parts.
- the bridge on Barrington Road over I-90 is being replaced by the Illinois Tollway with work on the eastern half of the new bridge nearly complete. Completion is expected by late 2015.
- work on the new interchange configuration including new ramps to and from the west along with work on Barrington Road from Central Road to Hassell Road is expected to begin soon and last through the end of 2016.
The interchange will improve access for emergency responders traveling to and from I-90, reducing transport times to St. Alexius Medical Center on Barrington Road. More direct travel routes will result and motorists driving on arterials due to partial interchange access would be expected to use I-90 instead. The interchange configuration is known as a Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI), a first for the Illinois Tollway system. New pedestrian and bicycle access will be provided on Barrington Road crossing I-90 with connections to Central and Hassell Roads, as well as the Pace Park and Ride discussed below. A variety of aesthetic features for the bridge design will also be included to enhance the appearance of the structure.
In a separate but complementary project, Pace Suburban Bus will begin work on a new Park and Ride facility to be located in the northeast quadrant of the interchange. New "in-line" bus ramps will be constructed off the I-90 interchange ramps for Pace buses to access new station stops within the interchange footprint. The work is part of Pace's I-90 Service expansion to improve commute options between the Randall Road area and the Rosemont / CTA Blue Line Station. Pace is developing sets of new bus routes for implementation on I-90 to serve Barrington Road, the IL 53/I-290 Schaumburg area, and other points along the corridor. Pace also plans to implement a new circulator service in the vicinity of the Barrington Road Park and Ride to provide access for residents and businesses to this new transit stop. Pace is currently developing these operating plans and will provide a timeline when available. The Village coordinated efforts among Pace, IDOT, and the Illinois Tollway to develop an interchange configuration with accommodations to meet Pace's operational needs.
Please see the exhibits below for additional information. You can also visit the project website at www.barringtonroadinterchange.com.