DES PLAINES, Ill. (STMW) — The Illinois Tollway installed the first steel beams early Wednesday for the new southbound Elmhurst Road bridge over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway.

Eighteen beams will be installed over I-90 three nights this week as part of the Elmhurst Road Interchange Project, which will be one of the first diverging diamond interchanges on the state’s tollway system, according to a statement from the Tollway.

The construction is part of the of the $3.4 billion Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project, scheduled to be completed in 2016.

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