Eisenhower Expressway to widen from M...

Eisenhower Expressway to widen from Mannheim to Cicero

There are 7 comments on the CLTV - Chicago Land's TV story from Sep 28, 2009, titled Eisenhower Expressway to widen from Mannheim to Cicero. In it, CLTV - Chicago Land's TV reports that:

After promises for years that studies were in the works, preliminary engineering is finally under way for the Eisenhower Expressway expansion project, the next huge highway reconstruction planned for the Chicago area.

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bigpinky

Richton Park, IL

#1 Sep 28, 2009
it's about time. tired of those gridlocks. remember the hillside strangler? they just moved the strangle from hillside to 25th ave.
Becca

Oak Park, IL

#2 Sep 28, 2009
I'll be curious to see if this gets off the ground and how long it will take. If it does, it's going to be painful for commuters until the work is done.

Becca
http://livehereoakpark.com

Since: Dec 07

DuPage County

#3 Sep 29, 2009
This is needed, but how about an on ramp directly from I-57 to I-294 and vice versa? It's way overdue!
Lets Get Real

Tinley Park, IL

#4 Sep 29, 2009
1. I hope the plans keep the Eisenhower "in the ditch" through Oak Park. We're past the days of uprooting neighborhoods to bulldoze homes just so motorists can get to and from work faster.

2. The study to Cap the Ike is encouraging. The Ike is noisy and cuts a community in half. If we're going to make it easier for motorists, lets have some equality for residents along the path. In the '50s and '60s the car was king and people along the roadways we "collateral damage" so we could drive faster and farther. In 2009, let's balance cars and people.
Homer Ballard

Westchester, IL

#5 Sep 30, 2009
Ideally we should make the Eisenhower part part of the Illinois Tollway System. This would reduce traffic by sending many to the tax- payer funded mass transit systems. User fee roads are the only way to go. You do not want to pay, use the surface roads or the bus or train. This is a win win situation.
pde

Vandalia, OH

#6 Sep 30, 2009
Homer Ballard wrote:
Ideally we should make the Eisenhower part part of the Illinois Tollway System. This would reduce traffic by sending many to the tax- payer funded mass transit systems. User fee roads are the only way to go. You do not want to pay, use the surface roads or the bus or train. This is a win win situation.
It's not a win-win situation for those municipalities that maintain the surface roads that traffic switches to.

When tolls went up on I-90, the road surface on the alternate routes (out west) was pretty much destroyed over the next year; while the roads could support trucks, they were never designed to support the numbers of trucks that switched.
no name

Mount Prospect, IL

#7 Sep 30, 2009
now the junkies will be able get to the spot quicker. very nice.

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