State, CTA want $400 million from feds for Blue Line, I-290 work

The Chicago area is making its first big pitch for one of the pots of money available under the new $1.2 trillion federal infrastructure program.

Officials from the Illinois Department of Transportation and Chicago Transit Authority are confirming they plan to seek $400 million for reconstruction of the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) and related work on the Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line, which runs along the expressway's median strip.

State and local sources would contribute $260 million toward the $660 million project. • Full report at Crain's

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