Chicago Transit Authority unveils details for $2.3B rail extension

Construction Dive » The group Democracy Forward will release a report Tuesday that alleges potential conflicts of interest on Trump’s infrastructure advisory council. The board was led by two of Trump’s longtime New York developer allies, Richard Leak and Steven Roth, who were tapped to help shape his plan to shore up roads and bridges by leveraging public money with private investors’ involvement.

2018-01-31T16:57:53-08:00January 30th, 2018|Illinois, Metro Rail / Transit|

‘A very complicated stretch of interstate’: Wider I-80 in Joliet needed for safety, Slowik says

Chicago Tribune / Daily Southtown » Replacing bridges and widening 16 miles of the Illinois interstate could cost up to $1 billion by some estimates.

2017-09-29T09:56:15-08:00September 28th, 2017|Illiana Expressway, Illinois, Indiana|

Eisenhower Expressway widening project gets federal approval

Chicago Tribune » According to officials with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the United States Department of Transportation approved phase 1 of the plan, though there is still no funding commitment to actually complete the work.

2017-08-09T14:04:33-08:00July 28th, 2017|Highways, Illinois, Public-Private Partnerships|

Chicago Skyway getting reversible lanes

Chicago Tribune » The Chicago Skyway now operates three reversible toll lanes to relieve rush hour congestion. The toll lanes are open to westbound traffic in the morning, and eastbound traffic by the afternoon. The reversible toll lanes are gated and will only open if the driver’s E-ZPass or I-Pass is properly read. Drivers in need of assistance can press a help button at the gate.

2017-06-30T10:12:11-08:00June 30th, 2016|Illinois, Privatization, Roads, Tolling|

INDOT acts to keep Illiana Expressway Alive

The Times of Northwest Indiana » The Indiana and Illinois Department of Transportation have agreed to keep the Illiana Expressway alive, a 47-mile tollway connected Interstate 65 in Indiana to Interstate 55 in Illinois. The Illiana Expressway is currently estimated to cost $1.5 billion. Illinois has suspended work on the project while Indiana moves forward, purchasing land and making changes to the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) following a judge’s ruling that the statement is incomplete.

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