Federal Highway Administration
Illinois environmental groups have filed a lawsuit over the proposed Illiana Tollway. They claim federal approval relied on faulty information and didn’t adequately consider environmental impacts.
In 2011, vehicles traveled more than 31 billion miles on Illinois interstates. Records show I-55 was the most traveled interstate in Illinois, logging about 4.6 billion miles.
To reduce congestion, construction was launched Wednesday on a four-year, $475 million construction project, which Quinn’s office says will create thousands of jobs.