Reconstruction Project

Jane Byrne Interchange. (Credit: CBS)

Illinois Road Program Not Enough To Keep Highways Acceptable

Illinois 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.

05/15/2015

Jane Byrne Interchange. (Credit: CBS)

More Lane Closures As Byrne Interchange Reconstruction Ramps Up

All 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.

03/13/2015

Design rendering for the planned reconstruction of the Wilson Red Line station, looking west on Wilson Ave from Broadway showing the new ‘L’ structure, modern main entrance on the left, and platforms overhead. (Credit: CTA)

Delays Ahead For Red, Purple Lines As CTA Wilson Project Enters Next Phase

Nearly two years of delays begin Monday morning for rush hour riders on the CTA’s Red Line and Purple Express trains.

03/09/2015

File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

City Plans Four-Year, $500M Renovation Of Blue Line To O’Hare

On the heels of a major overhaul of the Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line, the CTA is planning a nearly half-billion-dollar upgrade of its second busiest train line: the Blue Line to O’Hare International Airport.

12/05/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses the reopening of the Wells Street Bridge over the Chicago River, after a yearlong $50 million reconstruction project. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Wells Street Bridge Reopens After Yearlong Rebuild

The historic Wells Street Bridge over the Chicago River reopened to cars, bikes, and pedestrians on Thursday; a year after it was closed for a complete overhaul.

11/21/2013

CTA crews replace wooden boards on a Brown Line train platform, because the boards originally installed as part of a $580 million reconstruction project were not weather treated, and had begun rotting just a few years after they were installed. (Credit: CBS)

Cost To Repair Brown Line Rehab Mistakes Swells To $5.7M

CTA fares are going up so that desperately needed infrastructure improvements can be paid for; all while the final fixes are underway to correct costly mistakes made on the CTA’s $580 million Brown Line reconstruction project.

CBS 2–12/11/2012

Wacker Drive Work

Wacker Drive Reconstruction Moves To Monroe-To-Adams Stretch

The Wacker Drive reconstruction project is kicking into its next phase next week.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2012

Road Closed

Lake-Cook Road Reconstruction Project To Stop For 1 Year

Restaurant owners are breathing a sigh of relief along Lake-Cook road between Waukegan and the Tri-State Tollway, because Cook County has agreed to delay the project.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

I-294 Ramp

Project Shuts Down Ramp From I-294 To I-90

It’s a little harder to get from the Tri-State Tollway to the Kennedy Expressway now, as the ramp leading to Interstate 90 is closed for a reconstruction project.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

Wacker Drive

Madison Street Closes For Phase 2 Of Wacker Drive Project

Madison Street is now closed between Canal and Franklin streets downtown, as Phase 2 of the Wacker Drive reconstruction project begins.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

A Metra Commuter Train (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Metra To Hold Hearing On UP North Plans On March 29

Residents who live along the route of Metra’s Union Pacific North line will have the chance on March 29 to sound off on revised reconstruction plans.

WBBM Newsradio–03/22/2011

Wacker Drive Reconstruction

Wacker Drive Rehab Creates Commuter Confusion

A facelift for Wacker Drive has been leaving frown lines on many commuters, especially pedestrians.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2011

Wacker Drive Reconstruction

City Easing Congestion On Wacker Drive

The city is making changes to ease the congestion that has resulted from the Wacker Drive reconstruction project.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2011