CHICAGO (CBS) — Comments were overwhelmingly favorable Thursday at the final public hearing on the $475 million plan to rebuild the 50-year-old Circle interchange.
Construction unions voiced uniformly enthusiastic approval. So did University of Illinois at Chicago Urban Transportation Center Executive Director Steve Schlickman, a former RTA executive director. Grant Park Conservancy President Bob O’Neill said as designed, it will help connect the West Loop and Greektown areas with the Loop and lakefront.
For business owners such as the Roderick Group’s Rashod Johnson, it means more productivity and fewer worries about getting employees to and from work.