The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced partial ramp restrictions on Route 3 and I-270. Starting this morning, weather permitting, the ramp from Route 3 southbound to I-270 westbound will be restricted from 9 am to 5:30 pm. The ramp from I-270 eastbound to Route 3 southbound will be restricted between 7 am and 3:30 pm. The ramps will remain open through the work but partial ramp lane closures will be necessary.
The ramp work is necessary to paint navigation clearance gauges on the new Chain of Rocks Canal Structure and is expected to be completed by the end of August. IDOT is urging motorists to be patient, reduce speed, obey all warning signs, and to allow extra time when traveling through the work zone.