City Picks Firm To Install New "Smart" LED Street LightsThe city has chosen a Massachusetts-based company to spearhead a project to replace the city’s outdated street lights with new LED "smart" lights.
Chicago Triples 'Grace Period' For Red-Light CamerasChicago motorists caught on camera blowing through red lights will have triple the “grace period” before being slapped with $100 tickets, under a change made Monday that could reduce the number of tickets issued by nearly a third.
City Gets Tough On Shoddy Contractors After Firefighter’s DeathBuilding contractors who do unauthorized or shoddy work would face progressive discipline — ranging from a freeze on permits to license suspension or revocation — under a mayoral crackdown to prevent a repeat of the tragedy that killed a 42-year-old Chicago firefighter.
Randolph Street Bridge To Close For Several Hours ThursdayThe bridge will be closed to traffic between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to test the electrical systems and complete routine maintenance.
City Has Repaved More Than 100 Miles Of Streets This YearThe city’s top streets boss says crews are making very good progress in the street re-paving and reconstruction season.
Mayor Emanuel Announces Plan To Improve City's StreetlightsChicago streetlights will get a remake under a plan announced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
North Avenue Pedestrian Bridge To Close Monday For 2 MonthsThe North Avenue pedestrian bridge over Lake Shore Drive will close Monday until late June to remove and replace the bridge deck and girders.
City Crews Get Started Early On Resurfacing City StreetsAlthough it might be hard to tell on a day when temperatures are stuck in the upper 30s, a relatively mild start to the year has led to an earlier paving season in Chicago.
Closure, Demolition Nears For Western Avenue Viaduct Over BelmontA North Side intersection is about to look very different. Traffic will definitely be an issue during construction.
Northwestern Gets $311,778 To Study Red-Light Camera ProgramNorthwestern University will be paid $311,778 to study red-light camera enforcement and chart a path forward for a despised program built on a $2 million bribery scandal that paid a convicted bureaucrat $1,500 for every additional intersection.
Adams Street Bridge Closed To Vehicles For 13-Month Reconstrution ProjectCity officials have closed the Adams Street bridge over the Chicago River, forcing thousands of drivers to use a detour for more than a year.
Adams Street Bridge Reconstruction Project Begins Monday NightA major bridge reconstruction projects gets underway downtown Monday night.
City Street Repaving Program In Full SwingIf you’ve found driving on city streets a little smoother recently, city officials said that’s because paving crews got an early start on road repairs, and have been going full blast.
Reconstruction Of Bucktown Six-Corner Intersection Set To BeginOne of the city’s busiest and most dangerous intersections was about to become an even bigger headache for drivers, as crews begin a major overhaul in Bucktown.
Dangerous Bucktown Intersection Getting Major RealignmentIn an effort to reduce the number of traffic congestion and crashes at one of the most accident-prone intersections in the city, work was scheduled to begin Thursday to reconfigure the six-corner intersection of Damen, Elston, and Fullerton avenues.