Funding Infrastructure Isn't 'Sexy': Illinois And Chicago Infrastructure Is Underfunded, NeglectedThe American Society of Civil Engineers gave didn't give Illinois the greatest grade when it comes to infrastructure, which isn't surprising, considering the federal and state governments struggle to maintain America's roads, bridges and dams.
CMAP Creates Animated Map To Highlight Need For Improved Transportation InfrastructureChicago regional planners have devised a new animated map which they hope will convince lawmakers to ease up on the purse strings and start building and rebuilding bridges, roads and rail facilities to meet transit needs of next century.
Construction Set For Two New Bridges Linking Bronzeville To LakefrontConstruction has been slated to begin this fall on two new pedestrian and bicycle bridges over Lake Shore Drive at 41st and 43rd streets. They will replace an outdated bridge at 43rd Street that has no ramp for bicycle or wheelchair access.
Chicago River Bridge Lifts Start Next WeekThe first bridge lift is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, April 19, and they will continue every Wednesday and Saturday through June 28, according to a statement from the Chicago Department of Transportation.
Kankakee River Bridges To Be Rebuilt On I-57Bridges carrying both north and southbound lanes of I-57 over the riverwill be replaced by December 2015.
Approximately 200 Illinois Bridges Need RepairsFrom major spans over the Mississippi River to overpasses on traffic-choked arteries skirting Chicago, some 200 bridges throughout Illinois are in need of replacement or repair because of their outdated, insufficient design and their advanced deterioration.
Viaduct Replacement To Close Part Of Purple Line This WeekendMajor repair work on CTA bridges is going to halt service on a stretch of the Purple Line in Evanston over the weekend.
Study: 71 Drivers Cross Defective Bridge Every SecondA new study claims 71 drivers cross a structurally deficient bridge in the Chicago area every second.