(CBS) — The head of the Illinois Tollway says there has still been no decision on whether to go ahead with plans to extend west suburban Route 53 into Lake County.
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Tollway Director Kristi LaFleur says there’s consensus among most of the affected parties on a four-lane roadway running from Lake-Cook Road North. But, she says, an advisory group is still going over financial and environmental concerns, among other issues.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Full Sun Thursday
LaFleur acknowledges the original estimated price tag for the Northern extension of Route 53 is nearly $3 billion. And she says an advisory committee of local leaders, business people and others has not given the green light to the project.MORE NEWS: Chicago Board Of Ethics Finds Probable Cause Ald. James Gardiner Violated Ethics Ordinance Twice
LaFleur is the guest on “At Issue” program this weekend. It runs on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.