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Illinois Department Of Transportation

IDOT to inspect bridge over I-80 in Lansing

LANSING | The Illinois Department of Transportation will conduct a routine bridge inspection on Torrence Avenue over the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 on Saturday, weather permitting.

14 hours ago

I-90/94 westbound traffic limited in Chicago

Interstate 90/94 westbound in Chicago at the Ontario Street Bridge will be closed for demolition of the bridge's final section this weekend.

June 20, 2014 6:55 pm

IDOT announces lane closures overnight on I-94 at 103rd Street/Stony Island Avenue

CHICAGO | The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that, weather permitting, full lane stoppages will take place between 1 and 5 a.m. Wednesday on eastbound Interstate 94, the Bishop Ford Freeway, at 103rd Street and Stony Island Avenue, according to a news release.

June 03, 2014 2:59 pm

EDITORIAL: Keep Illiana project moving forward

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn wants to guarantee any Illinois Expressway toll revenue shortfalls will be covered by the state's road fund before any other work is funded. That's his way of sweetening the pot for potential investors and getting the best possible deal.

May 30, 2014 12:00 am

Resurfacing work on Eleanor Street to begin today

THORNTON | The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that a resurfacing project on Eleanor Street from Williams Street to Water Street will begin today, weather permitting.

May 28, 2014 12:00 am

IDOT: Rehiring alleged patronage jobs too costly

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The Illinois transportation secretary says it would be too difficult to reopen the hiring process for jobs contested in a federal lawsuit.

May 08, 2014 3:41 pm

Illinois and Indiana sign Illiana Expressway pact

Indiana and Illinois have announced the signing of a binding agreement on the Illiana Expressway, covering everything from financing to maintenance of the 47-mile expressway.

May 07, 2014 8:00 am
Peotone airport could break ground as early as 2016

Peotone airport could break ground as early as 2016

PARK FOREST | Ground could be broken on a south suburban airport at Peotone as early as 2016, with the Illinois Department of Transportation using accelerated procedures first employed on the go-fast schedule for the Illiana Expressway, according to IDOT Secretary Ann Schneider.

April 25, 2014 6:15 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Explore Illinois corridor of opportunity

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Explore Illinois corridor of opportunity

Travel south on Ill. 394 from I-80/I-294, past its merger with Ill. 1, to the proposed Illiana Expressway interchange and you’ll pass 11 distinct communities in south Cook and eastern Will counties.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Contractors line up for Illiana Expressway jobs

TINLEY PARK | Some of the largest contractors on the planet told local small businesses Thursday how they can get their own piece of the $1.5 billion Illiana Expressway project.

April 03, 2014 5:00 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: My dream of development 10 years from now

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: My dream of development 10 years from now

In May 2024, I will be celebrating my 76th birthday, surrounded by friends and family and commemorating having just shot my age at Lost Marsh. This is my fantasy; write your own.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am

IDOT to perform LED retrofit project in Beecher, Crete, University Park

CHICAGO | The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Thursday that a LED retrofit project at various intersections in Will County will begin Monday, weather permitting.

February 07, 2014 12:00 am

Bridge set for U.S. 30 in Lywnood over EJ&E rail crossing

CHICAGO | The Illinois Department of Transportation on Thursday announced it has reached an agreement with CN Railroad concerning construction of a bridge carrying U.S. 30 in Lynwood over the CN/Elgin Joliet & Eastern railroad crossing, according to a news release.

February 07, 2014 12:00 am

IDOT announces Illiana Expressway finalists

The Illinois Department of Transportation has chosen four investment teams as finalists to make final bids to design, build and operate the Illinois portion of the Illiana Expressway.

January 17, 2014 7:00 am

IDOT to inspect bridge over Little Cal River today

CALUMET CITY | The Illinois Department of Transportation will inspect the northbound and southbound bridges on the Bishop Ford Freeway over the Little Calumet River today, weather permitting.

December 28, 2013 12:00 am

5 bid teams interested in building Illiana Expressway

Five bid teams have responded to an Illinois Department of Transportation request for qualifications to design, build and operate that state's portion of the Illiana Expressway.

December 24, 2013 4:00 pm

Bridge inspections over Little Cal requires lane closure on I-94

CALUMET CITY | The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Thursday that an inspection of bridges at Interstate 94 north and southbound over the Little Calumet River is scheduled for Saturday, weather permitting.

December 20, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Much to be thankful for in Chicago Southland

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Much to be thankful for in Chicago Southland

With Thanksgiving recently passed and the holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to reflect on the many things we are thankful for here in the Chicago Southland. I am thankful for ...

December 01, 2013 12:00 am
Some question whether Daley serious about Lake Calumet Airport

Some question whether Daley serious about Lake Calumet Airport

The Lake Calumet Airport is still "dead, dead, dead," but it enjoyed a brief, meteoric rise and fall during the long, continuing battle over construction of a third Chicago area airport.

November 22, 2013 11:00 pm Related

EDITORIAL: Illiana on fast track, but long overdue

The Illiana Expressway, to be built as a toll road, has the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's* blessing and should be included in the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission's 2040 transportation plan as well.

November 13, 2013 12:00 am Related
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