Proposed Tollway Expansion Plan Creates Jobs, Reduces Congestion

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CHICAGO (WBBM) – The proposed tollway expansion plan attracted hundreds of people last night to several Chicago suburbs. Many like the idea despite a plan to increase toll fares

The $12 billion proposal would rebuild and widen 61 miles of the Jane Adams Memorial Tollway to Rockford, complete the Elgin O’Hare Expressway and build a western bypass of O’hare Airport to connect with the Tri-State and Interstate 90.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Mary Frances Bragiel Reports

The Daily Herald reports many at the public hearing liked the plan because it would mean job growth and reduced congestion.

other are concerned with the cost to motorists who could see a 15 cent toll increase. Additional public hearings are scheduled for next week.

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