By Jen DeSalvo, WLS-AM 890 Traffic and Transit
(DES PLAINES) A fatal construction accident early Tuesday morning on Touhy Avenue at the Jane Addams Expressway has caused major traffic issues throughout the day.
According to the Department of Transportation, Touhy Avenue remains closed in both directions between Wolf Road and Lee Street, in Des Plaines, as a result of the bridge beam collapse at the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway. This closure will continue through Wednesday, April 6th.
A detour is posted that directs traffic on eastbound Touhy Avenue to go north on Wolf Road, east on Oakton Street and south on Mannheim Road to meet back at Higgins Road (Illinois 72). Westbound traffic on Touhy Avenue will take the reverse route.
The two left lanes on the Jane Addams Tollway inbound remain closed at Lee street through the Tuesday evening rush.
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