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.
Historians have raised questions about a road reconstruction project in the Dunning neighborhood, because they believe there’s a good chance crews will find hundreds of caskets from when the area was a cemetery.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams explain why so much work is being done right now.
Construction will prompt a string of overnight closures on the Eisenhower and Dan Ryan expressways from Saturday night until early Tuesday.
Cook County will spend about $38 million on road construction projects in 28 suburbs throughout Cook County this spring and summer, officials announced Wednesday.
Construction scheduled to begin Monday at two O’Hare toll plazas will cause daily lane closures on Tri-State Tollway ramps in northwest suburban Rosemont next week.
Daily overnight lane and ramp closures are expected to begin Monday on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway for bridge construction at Barrington Road in northwest suburban Hoffman Estates.
It might not be prime road construction weather yet, but spring and summer are primed to be full of roadwork projects throughout the Chicago area.
Chicago businesses around Lincoln and Peterson say they are suffering – and some have closed – because of road construction in the area that has been going on almost two years, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Planning on driving home from a long weekend in Lake Geneva? Heading west to Elgin? Or landing at O’Hare International Airport late at night? Get ready for some heartburn.
Illinois road construction projects will get a $675 million boost this spring under a package of short-term spending projects Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Thursday that Republicans complained was rushed through with little input from taxpayers.
Legendary South Side business owner Ed Gardner on Sunday was once again protesting the lack of black workers on local construction crews, leading about 1,000 demonstrators supporting his cause.
The 87-year old founder and former owner of Soft Sheen Products led a pair of protests in the Beverly neighborhood and Evergreen Park on Monday, over the lack of black workers on local construction crews.
Labor leaders joined Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider and U. S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) in taking a victory lap on Friday to celebrate President Barack Obama signing the new $105 billion federal transportation bill.
The Illinois executive inspector general says the state Department of Transportation directed $3.1 million in road construction money to go to a summer jobs program for teens in Chicago during the Blagojevich administration.
Road and mass transit construction projects nationwide could begin grinding to a halt next week unless a deadlock over funding is broken in Congress, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is getting impatient.
Drivers in Northwest Indiana are getting a reprieve from roadwork.
Downtown project to bring wider sidewalks, less zig-zagging of lanes, new traffic signals, new turn lanes.