Chicago Department Of Transportation
If you’ve found driving on city streets a little smoother recently, city officials said that’s because paving crews got an early start on road repairs, and have been going full blast.
One of the city’s busiest and most dangerous intersections was about to become an even bigger headache for drivers, as crews begin a major overhaul in Bucktown.
In an effort to reduce the number of traffic congestion and crashes at one of the most accident-prone intersections in the city, work was scheduled to begin Thursday to reconfigure the six-corner intersection of Damen, Elston, and Fullerton avenues.
In the wake of a new study questioning the safety claims the city has used to justify its red light camera system, mayoral challenger Bob Fioretti on Monday said it’s time to take down every red light camera in Chicago.
The Emanuel administration was standing by the city’s scandal-plagued red light camera program on Friday, in the face of a Chicago Tribune study revealing the city’s safety claims have been overblown.
The Chicago Department of Transportation said the bridge will be closed to all traffic from 6 a.m. Wednesday through the afternoon of Aug. 23.
In the wake of a Chicago Tribune investigation that questioned several unexplained spikes in red light camera tickets since 2007, city officials said they’ll offer anyone who got a ticket during one of those spikes another shot at disputing the citation and getting a refund for the $100 fine.
Thanks to a miserable winter that broke records for cold and snow, the city already has received more claims than ever for damage from potholes, and is on pace to fill the most potholes ever in one year.
The Emanuel administration on Thursday sought to downplay a published report its highly-touted Divvy bike rental program was operating at a deficit taxpayers might have to make up.
The Emanuel Administration has finally landed a corporate sponsor for its Divvy bike-sharing program, a major health insurer that makes a fitting match for the popular blue bikes.
Antionette Chenier’s job was to process fees for permits allowing moving vans and dumpsters to block the public way. Federal prosecutors allege, starting in 2008, she began depositing hundreds of checks into her own bank accounts.
The 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.
Driving on some Chicago streets has been more like going through an obstacle course this winter.
Energy-efficient traffic lights have been creating hazards at some intersections, because blowing snow was able to cover up the signals, and prevent drivers from seeing whether it’s their turn to go.
Chicago drivers can’t be blamed for feeling a bit of collective angst as a bumper crop of potholes has turned many streets into the seeming equivalent of an off-road adventure through a rocky canyon.
With temperatures expected to hit the 40s three of the next five days, city crews have begun gearing up to fill what will likely be a growing number of potholes.
The competition was an effort to help the Chicago Department of Transportation find and repair potholes in Bridgeport.
For 2014, the city budgeted $20.3 million for snow removal. In the first 10 days alone, they’ve spent more than half of it: $10.2 million.
The city filled more than 37,000 potholes in December. In all of 2013, the city filled 625,000 — the most in four years.
The historic Wells Street Bridge over the Chicago River reopened to cars, bikes, and pedestrians on Thursday; a year after it was closed for a complete overhaul.