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  • Input sought for state road program: Oct 25, 2013 4:19 PM
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will host two webinars to provide input into the Multi-Modal Transportation Improvement Program for 2015-2020.

  • Venting about Ventra, intersection mayhem and the fighting Illiana Oct 21, 2013 5:29 AM
    You asked about intersections, Ventra and reduced fares. You opined about the Illiana. We've got your answers and a chance for everyone to rant and rave. Readers let it all out in this week's In Transit column.

  • Planning board approves Illiana Expressway construction Oct 18, 2013 10:00 AM
    Amid a split among suburban leaders, the controversial Illiana Expressway received a shot in the arm Thursday when a planning board endorsed the road, marking a significant political victory for Gov. Pat Quinn. The Illiana is a proposed tollway linking I-55 in the south suburbs with I-65 in Indiana that would be built as a public-private partnership.

  • Illiana Expressway plan looks like it will pass Oct 14, 2013 11:10 AM
    It's a tangled political web when it comes to forecasting how a powerful committee will vote on including the Illiana Expressway in a list of significant projects eligible for federal funding. But the odds are in the expressway's favor.

  • Consensus has led to road work progress, Lake County officials say Oct 11, 2013 2:36 PM
    Seven years ago, local Lake County leaders reached consensus on a batch of road widening projects to help ease traffic congestion. So what's happened since? “There’s been a significant amount of progress with the plan but there’s a lot more to go,” said Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor.

  • Why you should care about the battle of the Illiana Expressway Oct 8, 2013 6:45 AM
    It's Gov. Pat Quinn against the CMAP wonks in this smackdown over the future of the Illiana Expressway. Some think the proposed highway linking I-55 with I-65 in Indiana is a boondoggle, others say it's a job panacea.

  • Key step in Libertyville road project coming Sep 28, 2013 8:00 AM
    Concrete trucks will descend en masse next week on the seemingly endless Route 21/137 widening and improvement project that has ensnared motorists near Libertyville for more than a year. "I think it's a huge step, personally," said John Heinz, Libertyville public works director. The $23 million project could be substantially complete by Christmas.

  • Plan for tunnel near parks resurfaces in Island Lake Sep 27, 2013 11:59 AM
    A decades-old proposal to connect two Island Lake parks on opposite sides of Route 176 with a tunnel beneath the busy road has resurfaced. But the man who brought the concept back for public discussion, Mayor Charles Amrich, admitted it isnít happening any time soon because of the potential $1.5 million price tag.

  • West Dundee police eager for construction hiatus Sep 25, 2013 12:33 PM
    No one is more anxious to see the routes 72 and 31 intersection work reach its hiatus this year than the West Dundee Police Department.

  • How a Roselle family got a $10,000 bill from tollway Sep 9, 2013 5:35 AM
    Lori Luxenberg Challinor of Roselle and her husband are reeling from an unexpected bill from the tollway for violations of about $10,000 on their Dodge Caravan. Problem is, the couple no longer own the Caravan — they sold it several years ago to an acquaintance who turned around and resold it to some unsavory characters. They, in turn, took the van on the adventure of a lifetime that included running red lights and skipping tolls.

  • Route 12, Route 59 ramp closed because of hole in road Sep 3, 2013 3:32 PM
    The southbound Route 59 ramp to Route 12 and northbound Route 12 north of Route 59 were closed early Tuesday afternoon because of a large hole in the road, authorities said. Dan Miller, head of the Fox Lake street department, said the Route 12 bridge over Route 59 is a state road and it is up to IDOT to complete any potential long term repairs.

  • Rolling Meadows postpones Meacham Road expansion discussion Aug 21, 2013 1:14 PM
    Rolling Meadows leaders have postponed for two months a decision on the proposed expansion of Meacham Road between Algonquin Road and Emerson Avenue. Officials say the delay will give them more time to study traffic patterns and coordinate plans with the Illinois Department of Transportation.

  • Long-awaited Route 59 construction begins Monday in Naperville Aug 19, 2013 5:19 AM
    It’s likely to be a hurry-up-and-wait kind of commute for the next two years on a 3.5-mile segment of Route 59 in Naperville and Aurora, but officials say they’re glad the long-awaited expansion project finally is under way. Crews are starting the nearly $90 million project Monday and will be working until an estimated completion date in late summer or fall 2015.

  • IDOT to host meeting Wednesday on Route 59 project in Bartlett Aug 14, 2013 10:28 AM
    Some residents are raising concerns about IDOTís plans to improve Lake Street at the Route 59 interchange near Bartlett and Streamwood. A meeting will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bartlett Hills County Club, 800 W. Oneida Ave., to continue discussions on the project and present an improvement alternative to the public.

  • Route 173 work in Wadsworth, Old Mill Creek Aug 12, 2013 6:25 PM
    Drivers need to be aware of more construction set for northern Lake County.

  • Construction on Route 53 to start Monday in Long Grove Aug 9, 2013 3:31 PM
    A road resurfacing project on Route 53 in Long Grove that is expected to last more than two monthswill result in traffic delays, officials warned Friday. Work begins Monday morning on Route 53 from Old McHenry Road to just north of Lake-Cook Road through Long Grove in southern Lake County.

  • Route 45 resurfacing to begin in Vernon Hills Jul 26, 2013 10:56 AM
    Resurfacing a nearly 4-mile stretch of Route 45 between Mundelein and Lincolnshire, scheduled to begin Monday, is expected to create big delays. But motorists may already have caught a break as night work is expected to be allowed for the grinding portion of the project. “It's a high-traffic, high-volume road. Obviously there's not much traffic at night. That helps us out,” a contractor said.

  • Bartlett residents invited to Routes 59/20 meeting Jul 12, 2013 5:55 PM
    The Illinois Department of Transportation is hosting a meeting July 18 regarding proposed improvements to Route 20 at Route 59, specifically for residents of the Walnut Hills and Southwicke on Sutton subdivisions.

  • Public meeting on Route 22 plan Jul 12, 2013 5:28 PM
    The Illinois Department of Transportation is hosting an open house public hearing regarding the improvement of Route 22 from Quentin Road to Route 83 from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 at Kemper Lakes Golf Club, 24000 N. Old McHenry Road, Kildeer.

  • Casey Road in Libertyville to close for three weeks Jul 12, 2013 5:20 PM
    Casey Road will be closed to through traffic between Almond Road and Route 21 (Milwaukee Avenue) sometime after 9 p.m. Monday, July 15 until the evening of Aug. 5 to complete the placement of new pavement along Casey Road and Milwaukee Avenue.

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