[Editor: This June 15, 2016, Illinois Tollway news release describes the installation of gantries that will support a new electronic monitoring and communication system for the Jane Addams Tollway.]
INSTALLATION OF GANTRIES FOR NEW SMARTROAD SCHEDULED TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK ON JANE ADDAMS MEMORIAL TOLLWAY (I-90)
DOWNERS GROVE, IL — Temporary, overnight lane closures are scheduled to begin the week of June 20 for installation of the first over-the-road gantries installed as part of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Rebuilding and Widening Project. The new SmartRoad high-tech gantries will be using the latest technologies to make the roadway safer and more efficient for Tollway customers, incorporating active traffic management, integrating transit and delivering a 21st century corridor.
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The new I-90 SmartRoad corridor will include a total of 56 high-tech gantries placed every half mile between the Kennedy Expressway and Barrington Road. Electrical wiring, fiber optic cable and infrastructure to support the new gantries have been completed as part of the roadway rebuilding and widening construction. . . . Each of the gantries installed will already be equipped with electronic signage and message boards, but will not be operational until the new system testing is complete and the I-90 SmartRoad goes live in spring 2017.
[Editor: Click here to read the entire news release describing SmartRoad technology and the gantry installation schedule.]