Beginning this evening, workers will prepare the aging Byrne Interchange for a massive $475 million overhaul that will take a little over a year to complete. Long known as the Circle Interchange, the busy interstate junction will soon receive a two lane flyover bridge that will ease congestion and improve safety for the 400,000 motorists that pass through the interchange on a daily basis. The massive construction effort will see the closing of several ramps leading to and from the interchange starting tonight.
According to project's website, the following ramps will be affected:
A full list of ramp closures and detours can be found on the project's website.
·Information center [Jane Byrne Interchange]
·Byrne Interchange ramp closings begin Tuesday night [Tribune]