Motorists traveling to Rosemont hotels, restaurants, or the Allstate Arena can look forward to traffic snarls starting Thursday when the Illinois Department of Transportation closes the Mannheim Road northbound exit off I-190, the spur running from I-90 to O'Hare International Airport.
Arena patrons traveling eastbound on I-90 should expect higher than usual traffic and allow extra time to get there for events, according to the village website. Alternate routes to the arena are posted on the village website, rosemont.com. Construction is scheduled to be completed around Nov. 22.
Route options include:
• East on I-90 to Northbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294). Exit Touhy Avenue West and proceed to
Mannheim Road. Proceed South on Mannheim Road about a half-mile. The Allstate Arena is on your right.
• East on Interstate I-90 to Southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294). Exit Irving Park Road West and proceed to Mannheim Road. Proceed north on Mannheim Road about 3.5 miles. The Allstate Arena is on your left.
• East on Interstate I-90. Exit Arlington Heights Road South and proceed to Higgins Road (Route 72).
Proceed east on Higgins Road about seven miles. The Allstate Arena is on you left.