IDOT Could Halt Road Construction Due To State Budget ImpasseThe Illinois Department of Transportation will shut down roadwork statewide if lawmakers don’t pass a budget by the end of the month.
Businesses Worried About Plans To Rebuild 55th & LaGrange IntersectionSome businesses stand to lose parking spaces when the state rebuilds the intersection. Others could see reduced access from the roadway.
Pace Buses To Start Using Shoulders On EdensConstruction is underway on the Edens Expressway to make room for the addition of the “bus on shoulder” program, according to IDOT.
Website Offers Real-Time Data On Illinois Road ConditionsIllinois travelers may now access real-time information on road closures, construction and winter weather conditions through a revamped state website.
State Makes Last-Gasp Pitch To Build 3rd Chicago Area AirportA long-discussed third Chicago regional airport could get a final chance at becoming reality, as state officials seek a private developer to build and operate the facility.
Illinois On Pace For More Than 1,000 Traffic Fatalities In 2016According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there have been 594 people killed in traffic accidents in Illinois so far this year. On this date last year, there had been 549 deaths.
IDOT, Amtrak Reach Deal To Keep Trains Running Without Fare Increases Amtrak riders in Illinois won't have to worry about service being cut for at least a few more months.
Governor Seeking To Add New Paid Lanes To Stevenson ExpresswayWould you be willing to pay to zoom through morning traffic on the expressway? Gov. Bruce Rauner is looking at plans to add "managed lanes" on the Stevenson Expressway.
Road Work Involving Lake Shore Drive, Stevenson Set To BeginA multimillion dollar reconstruction project of a ramp linking the Stevenson Expressway to Lake Shore Drive is about to make navigating through the area a bit trickier.
Illinois Road Program Not Enough To Keep Highways AcceptableIllinois transportation officials have announced an $8.4 billion, six-year program to improve roads and bridges. But the Illinois Transportation Department warned in an announcement Thursday it won't be enough to keep the overall condition of the state's infrastructure from deteriorating.
Overpass On Irving Park Closed After Truckers Ignore Detour, Crash Into BridgeA half-mile stretch of Irving Park Road near O’Hare International Airport has been closed to all traffic after truckers repeatedly ignored warnings about a low bridge, and crashed into a railroad overpass.
More Lane Closures As Byrne Interchange Reconstruction Ramps UpAll the long-term traffic restrictions for the next phase of a $475 million reconstruction project have gone into effect, as crews begin 16 months of work on a new flyover connecting the northbound Dan Ryan Expressway to the westbound Eisenhower Expressway.