Column: State expands plan to add toll lanes on I-55

Chicago Tribune » I-55 offers one of the worst commutes in the Midwest and sees 12 hours of daily congestion, with four crashes a day, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. IDOT last year proposed a public-private partnership to add one express toll lane in each direction for the 25-mile stretch between I-355 and I-90/94. Now IDOT has upped the ante, proposing two new toll lanes in each direction from I-90/94 in the city to I-294, with one toll lane in each direction from I-294 to I-355.

2017-12-11T14:38:00+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Highways, Indiana, Tolling|

Caltrans Considers Widening Hwy. 101 to Ease Congestion

NBC Bay Area » Caltrans officials on Wednesday night made a pitch to Peninsula residents about widening Highway 101 and adding a new bridge across the bay as part of a plan to ease traffic congestion in the region.

2017-12-11T21:30:48+00:00 December 7th, 2017|California, Highways|

Borenstein: Feinstein calls for new bridge across the bay

Mercury News » U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and East Bay Congressman Mark DeSaulnier are pressing for a new span connecting the San Francisco peninsula to the East Bay via automobiles and BART.

2017-12-12T14:04:33+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Bridges, California, Highways, Tolling|

Feinstein: Traffic is terrible. Build a new bay bridge

San Francisco Chronicle » Sen. Dianne Feinstein renewed her call Wednesday for a so-called Southern Crossing — a new east-west transbay bridge somewhere south of the always-congested Bay Bridge.

2017-12-11T16:33:25+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Bridges, California, Highways|

Michigan DOT to replace I-375 freeway with surface street

Roads & Bridges » The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced its intention to proceed with plans to gut Detroit’s I-375 expressway and restore in its location a surface street by 2022.

2017-12-11T15:45:12+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Highways, Michigan|

Construction of 15 Freeway toll lanes — from Corona area to Jurupa Valley — to begin in 2018

The Press-Enterprise » Major construction of a $470 million toll lane project on the 15 Freeway, from the Temescal Valley north to Jurupa Valley, is set to start early next year. Riverside County Transportation Commission officials staged a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 6, in Norco, for the project.

2017-12-11T22:07:31+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Bridges, California, Highways, Tolling|
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