Work wrapping up after three years on...

Work wrapping up after three years on I-88

There are 5 comments on the Daily Herald story from Nov 28, 2009, titled Work wrapping up after three years on I-88. In it, Daily Herald reports that:

After three years of orange barrels, concrete barricades and warning signs, work finally is wrapping up on the multimillion-dollar renovation and widening effort along a 23-mile span of the Reagan Memorial Tollway from Oak Brook to North Aurora.

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I88 Speedway

Orland Park, IL

#1 Dec 2, 2009
Three years???????? I88 has been under construction for at least 10 years! Maybe Tollway Authority years are really like dog years - 10 years is really 3 Tollway Authority years.
Dr Pepper

Lisle, IL

#2 Jan 17, 2010
Yes, I do remember something about construction back at 1998, it is located on I-88 and route 31 in north Aurora.

“Peter Smedskjaer ROCKS!”

Since: Jul 09


#3 Jan 18, 2010
And in another five years, ten more years of work will be needed.
The Car is dead! Long live the Car!
Seriously. Ten years is enough time to build several new rail lines. Not just rail lines. Good rail lines.
In those ten years, Bus Rapid Transit stops could have been installed along the highway, like they have in Curitiba, Brazil, Bogotá, Colombia and in Jakarta, Indonesia. No need to take the car into the city. Just walk to the nearest on ramp. A bus stop will be right by it.
In those ten years, Illinois could have taken a serious bite out of our CO2 emissions.
In those ten years, we could have gotten rich a few times over with no bid contracts.
I feel like those ten years have been a waste.

Schaumburg, IL

#4 Jan 19, 2010
what an airhead,get a clue.

“Peter Smedskjaer ROCKS!”

Since: Jul 09


#5 Jan 19, 2010
I guess sarcasm is lost on you.

Other than the I-88 needing more road work in five years time, along with the I-90 to meet increased traffic demands between the out lying counties and Chicago's inner city, most of what I said was sarcastic.

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