Posts Tagged “IDOT”

Railroad “flyover” discussed

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Railroad “flyover” discussed Proposal would cut risks, move Summit businesses By Steve Metsch Reducing the risk of potential accidents, along with ending delays in commuter railroad service, are goals of a proposed “flyover” that could be built west of Summit Park. It’s all part of sweeping rail improvements proposed by the Illinois Department of Transportation…

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IDOT awards $36 million to enhance Illinois transportation

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IDOT awards $36 million to enhance Illinois transportation

IDOT awards $36 million to enhance Illinois transportation IDOT Awards $36 Million in Federal Grants to Enhance Transportation in Illinois Communities. Competitive ITEP grant emphasizes bicycle, pedestrian and streetscape projects aimed at improving travel and quality of life The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today announced a nearly $36 million investment to expand travel options and…

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Stevenson toll lanes a tough sell

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Stevenson toll lanes a tough sell Public leery of IDOT proposal to add two pay lanes By Steve Metsch Judging by the reaction of folks who attended a public meeting last week about a proposal to install toll lanes on the Stevenson Expressway, the Illinois Department of Transportation has a lot of convincing to do….

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Residents pan IDOT plan for 55th Street

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Residents pan IDOT plan for 55th Street Countryside business people frown on idea for raised median By Steve Metsch A $4.6 million plan to improve 55th Street in Countryside, from LaGrange Road to East Avenue, was met with a healthy dose of skepticism by business owners and residents who attended a recent public hearing. The…

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Roadwork underway for Harlem and Archer

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Roadwork underway on Harlem and Archer Commuters can expect delays while traveling busy thoroughfares  By Steve Metsch Road work on two of the area’s major thoroughfares promises to make driving a challenge this summer. The Illinois Department of Transportation recently started two simultaneous projects that, when combined, could bring a special kind of frustration, especially…

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