U.S. 41 Extension

City To Extend Lake Shore Drive Farther South

Crews began work on Tuesday to relocate U.S. 41 through the old USX steel mill site on the South Side, essentially extending Lake Shore Drive eight blocks farther south.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2012

Jane Addams Tollway

Tollway Construction Project Ends This Weekend

The final section of the Jane Addams Tollway rehab project is scheduled to end this weekend.


CTA turnstiles

CTA Red Line To Get A Major Makeover

Customers on the CTA’s busiest rail line will soon have to put up with major construction, but the payoff will be a much faster and smoother ride.


Cars are buried in snow on Lake Shore Drive after the Blizzard of 2011. (Credit: "Rock"/User Photo)

Lake Shore Drive Construction Begins To Avoid Blizzard Fiasco

Road construction project beginning today on lake shore drive could have a major impact this winter.


Cars are buried in snow on Lake Shore Drive after the Blizzard of 2011. (Credit: "Rock"/User Photo)

Kirk Praises Plan For Turnarounds On LSD, Says More Is Needed

Construction begins Monday on two traffic turnarounds on Lake Shore Drive, to allow vehicles to get off the highway in an emergency, like the February blizzard that stranded hundreds of cars. U.S. Sen Mark Kirk said it’s a good start, but more is needed.

CBS Chicago–10/30/2011


Lake Shore Drive Construction Projects Begin Monday

The City of Chicago says construction will begin Monday on two Lake Shore Drive projects that will help avoid a repeat of what happened during last February’s blizzard.


File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Construction To Cause Blue, Red Line Delays This Week

Late night CTA riders should allow extra travel time this week as construction on the Blue and Red lines will cause minor delays.


Congress Parkway Bridge

New Lane Configuration For Congress Parkway Project

Drivers will notice some changes this week in the ongoing work to rebuild the Congress Parkway bridge over the Chicago River.


(John Moore/ Getty Images)

Motorists Heading To Midway Airport Will Deal With Detours

City officials are warning travelers to factor in extra time to get to the airport. The ramps are expected to be closed for the next year.


Construction, generic sized image

Construction Takes A Holiday On The Tollways

The Illinois Tollway is suspending its temporary construction lane closures beginning Friday to accommodate the more than 7 million drivers expected on the tollway system this Labor Day weekend.


Construction To Cause Overnight Delays On Red, Blue Lines

Overnight maintenance work is expected to cause delays this week on the Red and Blue lines. Passengers should allow extra travel time.


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Emanuel Wants To Fast-Track Construction Projects

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city is teaming up with the University of Chicago to spur development in Hyde Park and other parts of the South Side.


File Photo (Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

‘Major’ Metra Bridge Project To Begin Within Two Weeks

A “major” project to replace 22 bridges along the Union Pacific North Line and rebuild the Ravenswood project will begin in the next two weeks, according to Metra.


Hospital Bed Generic

Construction To Begin For Expansion At Advocate Christ Medical Center

Construction will begin in October on an expansion at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, after state officials approved it this week.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2011

Quinn Construction

Agreement Saves Illinois Construction Projects From Shutdown

The bulldozers and jackhammers will keep moving on Illinois roadways, thanks to an eleventh-hour agreement that averted a shutdown.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn: Construction Jobs, Projects In Jeopardy

Construction projects are in jeopardy and tens of thousands of jobs hang in the balance because state lawmakers failed to approve funding on capital projects, Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011

Wacker Drive Work

Key Wacker Drive Intersection Reopening Friday

Good news for motorists — a major West Loop intersection is reopening Friday to traffic for the first time since early January.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2011

A Metra Commuter Train (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Condo Residents May Try To Stop UP North Project

Residents of a North Side condominium complex may try to derail the latest plan to rebuild a portion of Metra’s Union Pacific North line.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2011

Red Line Train

Red Line Construction To Cause Overnight Delays

Late night Red Line riders should allow extra travel time this week, as Downtown and Near North Side construction is expected to cause delays.


Road Work Ahead

“Illinois Jobs Now” Helps Pave The Way

Illinois plans to repair more than 3,200 miles of road and replace or fix 611 bridges over the next six years as part of the latest update to the state road program