Chicago Department Of Transportation

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City Street Repaving Program In Full Swing

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.

06/24/2015

The Chicago Department of Transportation is reconfiguring the six-corner intersection of Damen, Elston, and Fullerton avenues, which has ranked in the top 10 for crashes citywide for more than a decade. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Reconstruction Of Bucktown Six-Corner Intersection Set To Begin

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.

05/28/2015

The Chicago Department of Transportation is reconfiguring the six-corner intersection of Damen, Elston, and Fullerton avenues, which has ranked in the top 10 for crashes citywide for more than a decade. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Dangerous Bucktown Intersection Getting Major Realignment

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.

05/27/2015

The bane of Chicago motorists: red-light cameras. (CBS)

Fioretti Proposes Ending Red Light Camera Program

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.

12/22/2014

The bane of Chicago motorists: red-light cameras. (CBS)

Study: City’s Red Light Camera Safety Claims Exaggerated

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.

12/19/2014

Artistic rendering of The Marina, part of a planned renovation of the Chicago Riverwalk. (Credit: City of Chicago)

State Street Bridge To Close For Riverwalk Work

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.

08/12/2014

Photo Of Red Light Camera Enforcement Sign. (AP Photo)

City To Offer 9,000 People New Chance To Contest Red Light Camera Tickets

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.

07/23/2014

An especially cold and snowy winter left hundreds of thousands of potholes in the streets of Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Nearing Record For Pothole Repairs

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.

05/29/2014

A Divvy bike station in downtown Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

City Claims Report Of Divvy Program Deficit Is Premature

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.

05/29/2014

Divvy bikes now sport Blue Cross Blue Shield logos, after the insurance company agreed to a five-year $12.5 million sponsorship deal of the bike-sharing program. (Credit: Twitter/@BCBSIL)

Blue Cross Sponsorship Of Divvy Bikes Nets City $12.5M

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.

05/01/2014

City Hall

CDOT Clerk Charged With Embezzling Almost $750K

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.

04/10/2014

The bascule bridge over the Chicago River at Chicago Avenue. (Credit: HistoricBridges.org)

Chicago River Bridge Lifts Start Next Week

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.

04/09/2014

An especially cold and snowy winter left hundreds of thousands of potholes in the streets of Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

City To Step Up Street Resurfacing This Year To Reduce Potholes

Driving on some Chicago streets has been more like going through an obstacle course this winter.

03/13/2014

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Wet, Blowing Snow Covers Some Traffic Signals

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.

03/12/2014

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Thawing Temps Bringing Fresh Potholes To City Streets

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.

03/07/2014

Chicago Department of Transportation workers fill a pothole on a city street. (Credit: CBS)

Coming Thaw Will Keep Pothole Repair Crews Busy

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.

03/06/2014

Rev. Thomas R. Gaulke found this 27-inch long, 4-inch deep pothole at 32nd Place and Aberdeen. (Credit: Bridgeport Citizens Group/Facebook)

Bridgeport Residents Compete To Find Biggest Pothole

The competition was an effort to help the Chicago Department of Transportation find and repair potholes in Bridgeport.

01/29/2014

CDOT crews patch potholes in a city street. (CBS)

Winter Storm Nearly Busts City Budget; Pothole Repair Crews Out In Force

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.

01/10/2014

CDOT crews patch potholes in a city street. (CBS)

Snow, Changing Temps Keeping Pothole Repair Crews Busy

The city filled more than 37,000 potholes in December. In all of 2013, the city filled 625,000 — the most in four years.

01/02/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses the reopening of the Wells Street Bridge over the Chicago River, after a yearlong $50 million reconstruction project. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Wells Street Bridge Reopens After Yearlong Rebuild

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.

11/21/2013

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