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Completion of the full interchange will open ramps both east and west on I-88 at Route 47. (Illinois Tollway photo)

A date has been set for the opening of the full interchange at I-88 and Route 47 in Sugar Grove. 

Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels said in a message to WSPY on Wednesday that Tuesday, December 10th, the interchange, with new ramps completed, will be fully open. 

The opening will allow drivers to go both east and west on I-88 at Route 47 in Sugar Grove. 

President Michels says a ribbon cutting will be held that day at 1:00 p.m at Waubonsee Community College. 

The interchange, which has been long discussed and planned, started construction in April.

Residents near Sugar Grove, specifically on the north end of the village and toward Elburn, have only had access to I-88 heading westbound. There is an eastbound connection to I-88 from Route 56, further south.

A new westbound ramp opened at the new interchange in August eliminating the need for a left turn in front of oncoming southbound Route 47 traffic.

The roughly $25 million project will realign existing ramps, build new ramps and rehab the current Rt. 47 bridge over I-88. Other work includes roadway lighting and drainage improvements. That project is a collaboration among several agencies. The toll highway paid for 60%, the state of Illinois 25% and a local match from the village and Kane County paid 15%.

Illinois Tollway officials have said in past that the Rt. 47 interchange will be an all-electronic interchange with cashless toll plazas for vehicles located on the ramps carrying traffic to and from the east.