CHICAGO (STMW) — A new traffic configuration on the outbound Eisenhower Expressway west of the Kennedy Expressway will start Friday as part of a project to reconstruct the Jane Byrne Interchange.

I-290 will be reduced from four lanes to three lanes between Peoria and Racine Streets, and these lanes will be narrowed to 11 feet, according to a statement from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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The inbound Dan Ryan Expressway and Kennedy Expressway ramps to the outbound Eisenhower will merge to become one lane, IDOT said.

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The new configuration will remain in effect until May 2016, and it is necessary for the construction of the new retaining walls and storm sewers, according to IDOT.

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