Construction Project

Indiana Dunes

Deal To Develop Parkland Near Indiana Dunes Riles Conservationists

A plan allowing a politically connected developer to operate restaurants, a rooftop bar and a banquet hall in the heart of Indiana Dunes State Park is drawing scrutiny from conservationists and some legal experts.

08/27/2015

Red Line Train

CTA To Close 2 North Side Stations For Red/Purple Line Renovations

The CTA’s ambitious $1.7 billion Red and Purple Modernization project will be completed in two phases over four years, starting with the closure of the Lawrence and Berwyn stations for 18 months beginning in 2017.

04/29/2015

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Ramp Repairs Coming To Tri-State, Jane Addams Interchange Near O’Hare

The project is part of a $2.5 billion plan to widen and rebuild the Jane Addams (I-90), according to the Illinois Tollway.

04/29/2015

Artist's rendering looking west on Washington Street, after the Loop Link bus rapid transit project is complete. (Credit: Chicago Department of Transportation)

City Begins Work On Bus Rapid Transit Lanes In The Loop

City officials were warning of increased traffic delays in the Loop beginning Monday, as work begins on the so-called “Loop Link” project to provide faster bus service from Union Station to Millennium Station.

03/16/2015

The Jane Byrne Interchange (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

Byrne Interchange Overhaul To Create New Headaches For Drivers

Motorists who drive along the Jane Byrne Interchange might want to find a new way to get where they’re going starting next week, thanks to a project that will increase traffic for more than a year.

03/05/2015

The Jane Byrne Interchange (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

Major Work On 16-Month Jane Byrne Interchange Project To Start March 7

Drivers approaching the Jane Byrne Interchange — now one of the nation’s worst bottlenecks — will face a spaghetti bowl of detours and reduced lanes for more than a year after construction begins March 7 on a flyover bridge.

02/24/2015

A new 53-story office building at 150 N. Riverside Plaza will include a 1.5-acre public park. (Credit: Goettsch Partners)

Work Begins On New Riverfront Office Tower

The start of construction on a new office building along the west bank of the Chicago River could change the riverfront landscape in more ways than one.

07/25/2014

Rendering of a new annex for Abraham Lincoln Elementary School (Credit: Public Building Commission)

Construction Of School Annex To Turn Lincoln Park Street Into Playground

Residents of a block in Lincoln Park have threatened to file a lawsuit, after learning their street will be closed during the day for about a year, to help make way for construction of an addition to the local elementary school. During construction, the street will be used as a playground for Lincoln Elementary.

07/25/2014

Photo Of Traffic On The Kennedy. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Kennedy Reversible Lanes To Close For Bridge Work

CHICAGO (STMW) — The reversible lanes on the Kennedy Expressway will be closed from Friday night through Monday morning as part of the Ohio Street Bridge project. The reversible lanes will close at 10 p.m. […]

07/16/2014

Photo Of Traffic On The Kennedy. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Weekend Traffic Nightmare Coming For Kennedy Drivers

If you drive on the Kennedy, you’d be well-advised to avoid the downtown stretch of the expressway the next few weekends, as the Ohio and Ontario feeder ramps will be taken out of commission for a major construction project.

06/10/2014

Photo Of Traffic On The Kennedy. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Plan To Add Lanes To Kennedy Expressway Motoring Ahead

Adding two extra lanes to the westernmost stretch of the Kennedy Expressway doesn’t bother Demetrios Agalianos. But a wall just feet from his Northwest Side home — meant to lessen noise from the busy expressway — isn’t sounding as sweet

02/14/2014

Construction Vehicle Fire

Fire Destroys Fleet Of Construction Vehicles In West Chicago

As many as 15 construction vehicles were destroyed in a fire early Monday in West Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

Signs warn drivers of the pending start of construction along a stretch of Michigan Avenue from Oak Street to Illinois Street, beginning Sept. 28, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Major Construction Project Begins On Michigan Avenue

If you drive, take a bus or even just walk down the Magnificent Mile, you’ll notice a big difference through mid-November.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

The Ford Motor Co. plant near the intersection of 130th Street and Torrence Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Project To Separate Rail Crossing From Road At 130th And Torrence

A $150 million dollar publicly and privately funded construction project on the far Southeast Side will lower roads and raise bridges to improve commerce.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

Photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Downers Grove Memorial Day Parade Canceled Due To Construction

An ongoing construction project means there will be no Memorial Day parade in Downers Grove this year.

WBBM Newsradio–05/29/2011