Elgin-O’Hare Expressway

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Route 390 Ramp In Schaumburg Will Close For Two Months

Construction work beginning Monday will force a two-month closure of a ramp on Illinois Route 390 in northwest suburban Schaumburg.


Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn joins leaders from the Illinois Toll Highway Aurhority and DuPage County on Friday day to announce the opening of three new ramps connecting I-290 to the new Illinois Route 390 as part of the Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

New Ramps For Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project Opening By Monday

“This is a historic day for the western suburbs of Chicago,” Illinois State Toll Highway Authority board chairman Bob Schillerstrom said from high atop a ramp stretching over Illinois Route 390 on Friday.


One person was injured and the left lane of the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway was closed early Thursday, after a crash near Irving Park Road. (Credit: Jeanette Hudson/CBS)

Two Injured In Elgin-O’Hare Crash; Driver Flees

A motorist fled on foot after two people, including a construction worker, were injured early Thursday when a car struck a private contractor’s vehicle along the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway.


Beams are installed as part of the new Elmhurst Road bridge over I-90 in Des Plaines. (Photo from the Illinois Tollway)

Tollway Installs First Steel Beams For Elmhust Road Bridge

Eighteen beams will be installed over I-90 three nights this week as part of the Elmhurst Road Interchange Project, which will be one of the first diverging diamond interchanges on the state’s tollway system.


The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

DuPage Touting Development Potential Along O’Hare Western Access Road

As construction crews work to build the first western access road to O’Hare International Airport, DuPage County has been letting businesses know 127 square miles of “untapped potential” is available for development on the highway corridor.


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Woman Dies Two Weeks After Crash Near Schaumburg

Anette Alston, 49, was hurt in the Oct. 24 traffic crash on the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway near Irving Park Road.


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Road Construction Might Put A Bump In Summer Travel

Planning on driving home from a long weekend in Lake Geneva? Heading west to Elgin? Or landing at O’Hare International Airport late at night? Get ready for some heartburn.


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Feds Give Final Approval To Elgin-O’Hare Expansion

The Illinois Tollway received final approval Thursday to construct the Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project, a $3.4 billion project to provide congestion relief projected to save drivers $145 million a year in time and fuel costs.


Weather conditions created problems for Chicago area motorists. (Credit: CBS)

Icy Conditions Cause Problems For Motorists

Grab the ice scraper, because you may need it before you head out this Sunday morning.


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‘Extremely Icy’ Roads Cause 11-Car Pileup

Icy roads and freezing rain caused an 11-car pileup in northwest suburban Schaumburg Saturday night, according to Illinois State Police.


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Police: Black Ice A Factor In Fatal Crash On Elgin-O’Hare Expressway

A 44-year-old Hanover Park man was killed after he was struck by a vehicle on the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway late Monday, an accident state police are blaming on black ice.


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Crash Shuts Down Gary Avenue In Roselle

A serious crash early Thursday prompted police to shut down busy Gary Avenue in northwest suburban Roselle.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012


Proposed Tollway Expansion Plan Creates Jobs, Reduces Congestion

The proposed tollway expansion plan attracted hundreds of people Friday night to several Chicago suburbs. Many like the idea despite a plan to increase toll fares


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Quinn, Advisory Panel Push For Tollway On Elgin-O’Hare Route

Support seems to be growing for a new tollway near O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2011


Tolls May Double To Fund Major Tollway Projects

Tolls could double on the Illinois Tollway system, which is dealing with a $1 billion shortfall.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

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5-Vehicle Crash Shuts Down Inbound Elgin-O’Hare

A five-vehicle crash shut down the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway at the height of rush hour this morning.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2011

Mass Transit Planned For Elgin-O’Hare Extension

Planning continues to extend the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway to the western edge of the expanded O’Hare International Airport, and mass transit is a component.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2011