Major Construction Planned For Jane Addams Tollway

DES PLAINES, Ill. (CBS) — Major construction is planned for the Jane Addams Tollway this summer, but only for 27 of the 77 miles of the roadway.

As CBS 2’s Kris Habermehl reports, the Jane Addams Tollway (I-90), formerly the Northwest Tollway, is rough in many spots. This summer, the Illinois Toll Highway Authority plans to resurface 27 miles of the tollway.

The Chicago Tribune reports the Toll Highway Authority is considering several options for upgrades to the Jane Addams, including bus and commuter rail components to meet increased demand.

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The tollway is in need of reconstruction from from Interstate 39 near Rockford to the Kennedy Expressway at O’Hare International Airport, because of deterioration of the more than half-century old infrastructure.

The Toll Highway Authority will have to work with transit agencies on a plan for the multi-billion dollar projects, the Tribune reported.

  • Danielle

    This is great. We use this road all the time and we need to get to work as fast as we can because the bottle neck it seems that does not allow for us to do that.
    Half century old structures need to be either repaired or ovehaul altogether.
    Thanks for upgrading the Jane Addams we surely need more than that on other roads.

  • Egg

    Wait, you mean I-90?? Why does the media insist on using stupid pet names for the expressways? Does it say “Jane Adams” when you look at a map?? The names change every 2 years, and I have to take time away to figure out what interstate number they’re talking about.

    • Jim

      I was so confused with the road “names” when I first moved here a couple of years ago. I agree that they need to just call it what it is…I-90!

  • george

    Ok what portion of I-90 are they going to fix and when? 27 miles out of 77 miles is a lot of guessing.

  • The Answer Is In The Question

    The part thats broken, 77 miles.

  • Hey Folks Mr. Obvious Here

    They will fix it during the heaviest travel times like always.

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