Inspector General Says Aldermen's Menu Program Shortchanges CityIG Joseph Ferguson said the Chicago Department of Transportation should have an overall plan to address the city’s infrastructure needs
Mayor Emanuel Announces The 2017 Paving Season In ChicagoMayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday the start of the 2017 paving season in Chicago and was joined by crews from from the Chicago Department of Transportation, who helped kick off the season in the Calumet Heights neighborhood.
Wabash Avenue Reopens In Loop As New CTA Station ProgressesThe Chicago Department of Transportation announced Friday that Wabash has reopened between Washington and Madison, a move the department calls a “milestone” in the construction of a new Washington-Wabash elevated CTA station.
City Picks Firm To Install New "Smart" LED Street LightsThe city has chosen a Massachusetts-based company to spearhead a project to replace the city’s outdated street lights with new LED "smart" lights.
Chicago Triples 'Grace Period' For Red-Light CamerasChicago motorists caught on camera blowing through red lights will have triple the “grace period” before being slapped with $100 tickets, under a change made Monday that could reduce the number of tickets issued by nearly a third.
City Gets Tough On Shoddy Contractors After Firefighter’s DeathBuilding contractors who do unauthorized or shoddy work would face progressive discipline — ranging from a freeze on permits to license suspension or revocation — under a mayoral crackdown to prevent a repeat of the tragedy that killed a 42-year-old Chicago firefighter.
Randolph Street Bridge To Close For Several Hours ThursdayThe bridge will be closed to traffic between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to test the electrical systems and complete routine maintenance.
City Has Repaved More Than 100 Miles Of Streets This YearThe city’s top streets boss says crews are making very good progress in the street re-paving and reconstruction season.
Mayor Emanuel Announces Plan To Improve City's StreetlightsChicago streetlights will get a remake under a plan announced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
North Avenue Pedestrian Bridge To Close Monday For 2 MonthsThe North Avenue pedestrian bridge over Lake Shore Drive will close Monday until late June to remove and replace the bridge deck and girders.
City Crews Get Started Early On Resurfacing City StreetsAlthough it might be hard to tell on a day when temperatures are stuck in the upper 30s, a relatively mild start to the year has led to an earlier paving season in Chicago.
Closure, Demolition Nears For Western Avenue Viaduct Over BelmontA North Side intersection is about to look very different. Traffic will definitely be an issue during construction.