Tollway I-90 Widening/Reconstruction

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Tollway I-90 Widening/Reconstruction

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Illinois Tollway 

I-90 Reconstruction and Widening

The Illinois Tollway's work to rebuild and widen I-90 from Elgin to the Kennedy Expressway, which began in 2014, is complete.  The changes added a travel lane in each direction and reconstructed the old pavement.  Some smaller projects are still planned so please be alert for work areas.  The Illinois Tollway's website ( is a reference for information on I-90 and other Tollway projects.

A number of crossroad bridges over I-90 were repaired or replaced during the mainline construction.  Within or near Village limits, bridges on Bartlett Road, Higgins Road, Barrington Road, and Roselle Road were replaced.  The bridge deck on Beverly Road was patched.  More information about the Barrington Road interchange and related transit improvements can be found on the interchange page.  The following gives the current status of local roads affected by the Tollway work.

-- Barrington Road
The contractor has completed the majority of pavement striping on Barrington Road.  The signal contractor is working at the Barrington Road / Hassell Road intersection which will require periodic lane closures.  Construction remains to be done for the path to be located on the west side of Barrington Road between Hassell Road and Higgins Road.  The Tollway contractor has one southbound lane on Barrington Road closed for work at the Hassell Road intersection.  Additional work will be done at the signals on the bridge.  And some roadway work remains for the westbound exit from I-90 to Barrington Road.  The contractor also has sidewalk and path work to do along with backfilling operations.  Travel delays can be expected at times related to lane closures.  When travelling through the construction area, please allow extra time and use caution, as lane shifts and closures may change from day to day.

--  Greenspoint Parkway
As part of the related Barrington Road Interchange project, a portion of Greenspoint Parkway is was reconfigured to meet the needs of the new eastbound exit ramp as well as to accommodate significant utility work.  Greenspoint is reduced to one lane in each direction around the curve in the northeast part of the business park. 

--  Roselle Road 
The Roselle Road Bridge is now complete but watch for lane closures for median and roadside landscaping work.  A separate but related project will make changes to Central Road for a new westbound entrance ramp from the Roselle Road corridor to I-90.  Cook County, the Illinois Tollway, and the Village of Schaumburg are working on the plans for the new entrance ramp  - some utility work in advance of construction is taking place.  The Illinois Tollway has information about the Roselle Road interchange on its website.


The Illinois Tollway has started the phase in of SmartRoad technology on I-90 between Barrington Road and the Kennedy Expressway.  Overhead lane control signals and message boards provide information on road and traffic conditions along with any cautions or restrictions on lane use.  In addition, the left inside shoulder on I-90 is a “Flex Lane” which can be used like any other in an emergency.  Plus Pace express buses will be allowed to travel in the Flex Lane when the regular lanes are congested.  This project is a cooperative effort among primarily Pace, the RTA, and the Illinois Tollway to offer real time information to motorists in the I-90 corridor. 

For more information on the Tollway's Smart Road Corridor, click here.


The Illinois Tollway website contains information on construction and operations on its entire system.  Project specific information is posted and updated by Illinois Tollway staff.  Information is available on daily activities such as the link to planned lane closures shown below.


Click here for information on this major regional project with work being done by the Illinois Tollway and IDOT along with local agencies.


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