All Circle Interchange
October 17, 2013Morgan Street Bridge coming down
Removal and reconstruction of Morgan Street Bridge over I-290 is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, October 16. Due to the lane closures required on I-290 for the removal and reconstruction of the existing bridge, the majority of the work will be performed during the night time and early morning hours of 10 p.m. to 5 […]
October 8, 2013Night work begins on Morgan Street Bridge
Removal and reconstruction of the Morgan Street Bridge over I-290 is scheduled to begin the week of Oct. 7. Due to lane closures required, the majority of work will be performed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Heavy equipment such as crawler backhoe mounted hydraulic breakers, bobcat mounted jack hammers, and diesel powered equipment/dump trucks […]
September 24, 2013Circle Interchange project gets rolling
Morgan Street expressway ramps, CTA entrance now closed
September 23, 2013Soil sampling
In preparation for work on the Peoria Street Bridge next year, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will begin collecting soil samples on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 19 different sites adjacent to both ends of the bridge – near College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs Hall to the north and between the bridge and […]
September 19, 2013Blue Line ramp closure
The Morgan Street entrance and ramp to the platform of the UIC-Halsted Street CTA Blue Line train station will close Monday, Sept. 23, until the construction of the Morgan Street Bridge is complete. The CTA entrance and exits to the Peoria Street Bridge will remain open until the Morgan Street Bridge is rebuilt and that […]
September 10, 2013Morgan Street sidewalk closed
The sidewalk on the east side of Morgan Street between the entrance of Parking Lot 9 and Harrison Street is closed, as construction has begun on a new temporary entrance to Parking Lot 9. The adjacent lot, 9A, is currently closed through the duration of the Morgan Street project.
September 9, 2013Morgan Street bridge closes week of Sept. 9
The Morgan Street bridge will be closed beginning the week of Sept. 9 for the initial phase of the reconstruction of the Circle Interchange Project. Soil testing will begin the week of Sept. 9 to the north and south of the Peoria Street bridge in advance of the work scheduled to begin in spring 2014.
September 6, 2013Circle Interchange website launches
In a few days, the first phase of a colossal, four-year, multi-agency, $475 million project to renovate the Circle Interchange will begin. The landmark transportation structure, completed a few years before a namesake university campus opened for classes, has never been upgraded and is now regarded as the worst traffic bottleneck in the country. The […]
September 6, 2013Parking lot changes
Due to IDOT’s renovation of the Morgan Street Bridge, changes will be in effect in Parking Lots 9 and 9A in September. IDOT construction will require us to relocate the drive lanes that both lots use for access and egress; the lanes will be moved to the south from their current location. Due to this […]
September 6, 2013Digging delays
The Illinois Department of Transportation is delaying the collection of soil samples that will be dug north and south of the Peoria Street bridge until the week of Sept. 9 to avoid any potential conflict with preparations for next week’s “Spark in the Park” festivities.