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IL Section ASCE T&DI’s July Tour – Circle Interchange Tour
July 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Tour)
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm (Presentation)
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Happy Hour)
$5 – Student
$10 – ASCE Member and Government
$20 – General
Happy Hour & Presentation-
(includes unlimited beer and mixed drinks,
as well as appetizers)
$35 – Student and Government
$40 – ASCE Member
$50 – General
Register here by July 19, 2018.
IS-ASCE T&DI and the IS-ASCE Construction Committee are pleased to announce a joint Project Tour and Social Event as our July Meeting. IDOT engineers will lead the Circle Interchange Project Tour, highlighting key features and construction challenges. Tour attendees will receive 1 PDH credit.
The tour will begin at 2:00 PM, followed by a presentation at 3:30 PM and Happy Hour at Green Street Local. Presentation attendees will receive 0.5 PDH credits.
Space is extremely limited and will fill quickly, especially for the Circle Interchange Tour. Additional space at the presentation and happy hour is available for those who are unable to attend the tour.
The I-90/94 at I-290 Circle Interchange is located in the heart of downtown Chicago, adjacent to the west end of the central business district. Greektown is located to the northwest, and the University of Illinois at Chicago is situated to the southwest.
The Circle Interchange was built in the late 1950s and early 1960s, during the same time period as construction of the Kennedy Expressway. The Circle Interchange links to the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) to the south, the Kennedy Expressway to the north (I-90/94), the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) to the west, and Congress Parkway to the east. Local traffic reporters commonly refer to this Interchange as the “Circle” since from above, the curving ramps appear to form concentric rings.
The Circle Interchange is critical to the nation’s transportation system, particularly for freight movement on our Interstate and arterial roadways, as well as to regional railroads and waterways. The Circle Interchange serves as a vital hub for local, regional, and national freight traffic.