CHICAGO — Work on the Kennedy Expy.'s Ohio feeder ramp that's worried drivers is moving a faster pace than expected, and will end earlier than state officials anticipated.
The Illinois Department of Transportation said Saturday an "accelerated pace" of work means there will be fewer disruptions and overnight traffic changes, and the lanes closed for construction will open sooner than planned.
Work on the 55-year-old Ontario Street bridge, which is part of an $18 million reconstruction project, will take place over two weekends, instead of three, as originally planned. The Ohio Street exit was closed as crews work to demolish the bridge.
All inbound expressway lanes and reversibles will be open by noon Sunday, IDOT said. The original plans called for for those lanes to remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday. The Ohio Street exit will open by 5 a.m. Monday.