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.
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.
Nearly two years of delays begin Monday morning for rush hour riders on the CTA’s Red Line and Purple Express trains.
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.
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.
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.
The Wacker Drive reconstruction project is kicking into its next phase next week.
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.
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.
Madison Street is now closed between Canal and Franklin streets downtown, as Phase 2 of the Wacker Drive reconstruction project begins.
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.
A facelift for Wacker Drive has been leaving frown lines on many commuters, especially pedestrians.
The city is making changes to ease the congestion that has resulted from the Wacker Drive reconstruction project.