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  • Mount Prospect weighs easing turn restrictions at Millers Lane Jan 25, 2015 4:19 PM
    When Mount Prospect’s Millers Station subdivision was built in 1993, concerns from residents led village officials to ban turns out of the neighborhood onto Central Road. Now, more than 20 years later, that could change.

  • Work continues in Lake Barrington on fifth roundabout in Lake County Jan 11, 2015 7:00 AM
    Work associated with a roundabout at Roberts and River roads in Lake Barrington continues. The $6.5 million project will be the fifth roundabout in Lake County and the first with multiple lanes. Roundabouts are considered to be safer than traditional signal intersections although they are generally met with skepticism, Lake County officials say.

  • Route 53 extension: Hopes and concerns of those along the corridor Oct 27, 2014 10:29 AM
    The prospect of a Route 53 extension has been part of life in central Lake County for five decades. A new version of the project is on the table, but is it a transportation and economic benefit the region can’t afford to pass by or an expensive dream that will never be built? Those who live and work along the corridor want to know what happens next.

  • Editorial: A more transparent, inclusive Route 53 effort Oct 26, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says the transparent and inclusive planning behind the latest proposal to extend Route 53 is the right approach to see if the project can balance all the concerns.

  • A last chance to end 50-year Rt. 53 extension struggle Oct 27, 2014 9:36 AM
    After 50 years of debate over the future of a Route 53 north extension into Lake County, a make-or-break decision is in the works with a new proposal that hinges on balancing interests involving environmental protection, improved transportation and economic development. “This is our last best chance. We've gotten further with this project than any of the other efforts,” said Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor.

  • Coming Sunday: Special report on Route 53 Oct 24, 2014 10:01 AM
    The newest incarnation in the 50-year struggle to extend Route 53 north into central Lake County is heading to a make-or-break decision about its future. Starting Sunday, read Mick Zawislak’s two-part report, which includes videos, photos, detailed map/graphics and an interactive Web map/graphic.

  • Illiana gets go-ahead from planning board Oct 9, 2014 7:20 PM
    The plot thickens in the Illiana Expressway battle with a throwndown between what are supposedly two wonky planning boards. The Metropolitan Planning Organization endorsed the much maligned expressway, which could mean the end of the road for opposition.

  • Illiana Expressway rejected by planners, but can they be overruled? Oct 8, 2014 8:00 PM
    The Chicago Metropolitan Agency Planning board voted this morning to reject the Illiana Expressway in its long-range plan. The embattled project has been called a boondoggle by critics. However, the 10-4 vote was not a sufficient supermajority, raising the question of whether it can be overruled on Thursday.

  • Help shape transporation plan: Oct 2, 2014 4:32 PM
    Residents and local businesses are invited to join Illinois Department of Transportation staff for an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns, and find out about the 2016-2021 Multi-Modal Transportation Improvement.

  • Road construction season still going strong in Lake County Sep 30, 2014 6:13 PM
    If you thought road construction season and summer ended about the same time, you’ll have a different opinion if you drive in southern Lake County.Crews will be at work Wednesday on Arlington Heights Road from Lake-Cook Road to Route 83 in Buffalo Grove and on Thursday on Rand Road betweem Lake-Cook and Ela roads.

  • Resurfacing on Route 137 Sep 19, 2014 4:49 PM
    Resurfacing will begin Monday, weather permitting, on Route 137 (Buckley Road) between Routes 45 and 83 (Ivanhoe Road) in Grayslake.

  • Pyke: Is it illegal to ride your bike on a sidewalk? Sep 8, 2014 7:45 AM
    Why do bicyclists hog sidewalks? When will the weeds on the Eisenhower Expressway be mowed? And what's being done with the cash CN Railway provided for safety improvements on the EJ&E? Readers ask, and we answer your pressing transportation questions. Plus traffic tips and can't-miss events.

  • Inbound Kennedy Expressway lanes reopen after semi crash Sep 1, 2014 3:51 PM
    The inbound lanes of the Kennedy Expressway have been reopened after an overturned semi completely shut down traffic and injured one person, ABC 7 Chicago is reporting.

  • IDOT finshing plans to widen Route 59 at Stearns Road in Bartlett Aug 22, 2014 5:32 AM
    A state project to widen Route 59 at Stearns Road in Bartlett will help unclog traffic and improve driver and pedestrian safety, officials say. The yearlong project is expected to start in the next construction season. Residents have long complained about traffic-weary drivers cutting through their neighborhood to avoid the intersection. Drivers traveling south on Route 59 can take Norwood and Braintree lanes to reach east Stearns Road.

  • Bartlett bracing for traffic delays around Route 59 bridge project Aug 20, 2014 4:07 PM
    Bartlett police are warning drivers to brace for construction delays around the Route 59 bridge over the Metra tracks. The Illinois Department of Transportation will begin a nine-month long project on the bridge Monday.

  • Warren High students get around Grand Avenue construction near O’Plaine Road campus in Gurnee Aug 14, 2014 5:32 PM
    Major road construction near Warren Township High School’s freshmen-sophomore campus in Gurnee didn’t cause travel delays for students on their first day of classes, officials said Thursday. “From our end, things went very smooth,” Warren District 121 transportation director Tina Delabre told the Daily Herald.

  • Railroad crossing work to close Route 120 in Grayslake Jul 31, 2014 5:16 AM
    Busy Route 120 just west of Route 83 in Grayslake will be closed for 10 days beginning Monday, Aug. 4, for rail crossing repairs. The lengthy detour for drivers will be Alleghany Road to Peterson Road to Route 83. "I usually try to avoid 120 anyway," said Grayslake resident Amy Shriberg.

  • Why this is the worst summer construction season ever Jul 28, 2014 5:15 AM
    Late for day care. Late for work. Late for meetings. Crawling along I-355. At a standstill on I-90. Sweating on Route 31. Weeping on the Elgin O'Hare (not) Expressway. Is this the worst summer for traffic ever? “It is one of the worst and it is only going to get worse,” University of Illinois at Chicago expert Steve Schlickman predicted.

  • Semi driver in I-55 crash faked logs, authorities say Jul 22, 2014 5:36 PM
    A semi-truck driver involved in crash that killed four people southwest of Chicago on I-55 was driving too fast and falsified entries in a logbook tracking the number of hours he spent behind the wheel, authorities said Tuesday. Last year, a Vernon Hills state trooper was killed by a truck driver who fell asleep after driving 18 hours.

  • More suburbs getting quiet zones for train horns Jul 21, 2014 5:16 AM
    Do you get misty-eyed over train songs like Willie Nelson's "The City of New Orleans"? Or are you more of a Johnny Cash, "When I hear that whistle blowing, I hang my head and cry"? Then, this column — all about relief from train horns with Quiet Zones — is for you.

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