Will County motorists can expect to see some major road projects this summer as the county plans to spend $74 million on 21 road projects.
County Engineer Bruce Gould said work will begin soon on various projects that include the widening of Renwick and Weber roads near Romeoville, the construction of a bridge at 95th street between Bolingbrook and Naperville, widening of McDonough Road in Joliet and the widening of County Farm Road near Plainfield.
Categories: Local Issues
Tags: Will County, Transportation
If people want a good transportation system in the suburbs, it is going to cost money.
That was the word from Regional Transportation Authority Executive Director Joe Costello, who spoke to the Naperville Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee Monday about the need for increased funding for regional transportation.
The path of the proposed Illiana Expressway once againdominated public comment during the Wilmington City Council meeting this week.
In response to a question about whether or not the proposedroute will be north or south of the power lines near New River Road and Illinois Route 53,Mayor Marty Orr said he doesn’t know.
“I wish I knew what they were doing,” Orr said duringTuesday night’s meeting.
Categories: Local Issues, State Issues
“That will be the first segment operating at 110 miles per hour,” said Guy Tridgell, a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Full high-speed rail service from Joliet to Alton is not expected to start until 2015 at the earliest. But the trip should go a little faster with the higher speeds allowed for a 20-mile stretch from Dwight to Pontiac.
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