Illinois Department of Transportation
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.
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
The IDOT worker was getting into the truck about 11 p.m. after helping a motorist fix a flat tire on the southbound shoulder of the Kennedy near Addison Street when a 22-year-old man driving an SUV slammed into the back of the truck.
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.
Police from the state, the city and the suburbs say that starting Thursday more officers than ever before will be involved in a stepped-up effort to deal with drunk and distracted drivers heading into the Labor Day weekend.
The City and State Departments of Transportation Tuesday night hosted the first of a series of meetings on proposed improvements to North Lake Shore Drive.
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation putting the state’s Department of Transportation in charge of building and managing an airport in south suburban Peotone, but Democratic rival Bill Daley slammed the long-stalled plans for a third regional airport a “cruel hoax.”
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.
Comments were overwhelmingly favorable Thursday at the final public hearing on the $475 million plan to rebuild the 50-year-old Circle interchange.
The state’s top transportation official would like to slow momentum for a move to increase the top speed limit in Illinois.
IDOT message boards list the total number of confirmed traffic deaths as 234 through Friday, but according to IDOT Traffic Safety director John Webber, that does not include a deadly crash near in the north suburbs Friday morning.
A proposed ramp connecting the Eisenhower and the Kennedy would come within 7 feet of a West Loop condo building. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.
Relief could be on the way for commuters frustrated by the consistent gridlock they face on the Circle Interchange just west of downtown.
There were 957 people killed on Illinois roads last year and, if you drive Illinois expressways and tollways, no doubt you’ve noticed the traffic fatality counts climbing since the summer on IDOT message boards.
It’s going to get progressively worse on Chicago area roads this afternoon and evening as the winter’s first snowstorm moves through, but the Illinois Department of Transportation said it’s ready to keep highways as clear as possible.
Illinois safety officials have a new Labor Day mantra, as they try to stem the state’s rising highway death toll.
The plug has been pulled on a $1 billion highway project to connect I-88 to I-80 in the far western suburbs.
The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the opening of its Labor Day effort called, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled over.”
If you’re black or brown, you’re still more likely to get a traffic ticket in Illinois than if you’re white.