Another crucial vote on the controversial proposed Illiana Expressway is just weeks away, and opponents are gearing up by branding it one of the biggest “boondoggles” in the country.
When a starter herd of Bison comes to the Chicago area, it’ll have a real home on the range to come home to, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
An agreement on the toll charge has not been reached. Indiana plans to partner with a developer to build the highway as a toll road primarily for truck traffic. The highway is estimated to cost about $300 million.
The public-private development would fund the proposed Illiana toll road, a 47-mile east-west road connecting Interstate 55 near Wilmington, Ill., and Interstate 65 near Lowell, Ind.
Chicago environmental groups filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop the proposed $1.3 billion Illiana Tollway linking northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana, claiming the Illinois Department of Transportation doesn’t have authority to develop it.
The Illiana Corridor would stretch from Interstate 55 to Indiana’s Interstate 65, linking Will County and Indiana’s Lake County.
The Illiana Expressway zoomed into the fast lane Thursday with support coming at about a 3-1 margin from the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission.
The proposed 47-mile tollway would link Interstate 55 in Illinois to Interstate 65 in Indiana.
Do or die time is nearing for the Illiana Expressway. WBBM’s Veronica Carter reports there are a couple of key votes coming up this month that will either set the project in motion or send it back to the drawing board.
IDOT hopes to have some final issues resolved with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, state and federal environmental protection agencies and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by the end of this month.
Plans to build a toll road connecting two interstate highways though the south suburbs and Northwest Indiana was approved by a planning committee on Thursday
Mayor Emanuel says he agrees with Governor Pat Quinn that the State needs to invest in transportation including roads, bridges and mass transit, but he doesn’t back the Governor on the proposed Illiana Corridor toll road that would connect I-55 near Wilmington to I-65 in Indiana.
Illinois is putting on a full court press to sell the idea of the Illiana Expressway to join I-55 in Illinois with I-65 in Indiana to the east. State Transportation Secretary Anne Schneider hosted reporters […]
The governors of Indiana and Illinois have given their endorsement to a planned 47-mile expressway aimed at relieving traffic congestion in the Chicago area and creating jobs in both states.
PEOTONE, Ill. (CBS) — The latest Illiana Expressway proposals go before the public Tuesday and Wednesday night in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, the Illinois and Indiana transportation departments will […]
Illinois lawmakers have fast-tracked a plan to relieve traffic congestion on Chicago area and northwest Indiana interstates.
Residents along the proposed highway linking Illinois and Indiana through Will County are anxiously waiting to see if lawmakers will give the state quick-take powers to snap up their land.