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Central Tri-State Project Open House

The Illinois Tollway will host open house meetings next week to share 2019 construction information with customers, residents, businesses and communities as part of ongoing $4 billion Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project. The Central Tri-State is being reconstructed from Balmoral Avenue to 95th Street to provide congestion relief, reconstruct old infrastructure to meet current and future transportation demand and address regional needs. The open house meetings will provide the opportunity to view informational displays and ask questions about work scheduled in 2019 including roadway construction and widening in the northern segment between Balmoral Avenue and Wolf Road and the start of construction on the Mile Long Bridge and the BNSF Railway Bridge, as well as the overall concept plan for the corridor. The open house schedule includes meetings on: Monday, May 20, 6-8 p.m. at the Burr Ridge Police Department, 7700 S. County Line Road, Burr Ridge Tuesday, May 21, 6-8 p.m., at the Lipinski Center, 7256 Skyline Drive, Justice Wednesday, May 22, 6-8 p.m., at the Schiller Park Community Center, 4501 25th Avenue, Schiller Park The Illinois Tollway values public input and believes that Tollway customers are best served when a variety of perspectives on the issues are shared. Construction information for 2019 construction season and the concept plan for the Central Tri-State Project can be viewed here . In addition, comments can be shared with the Tollway at any time via email at 294tristate@getipass.com .

Tollway Honored for Work on Central Tri-State Project

An Illinois Tollway planner is being honored for her leadership in creating the master plan for the $4 billion reconstruction of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294). Senior Manager of Strategic Planning Aimee Lee received the 2019 Innovative Transportation Solution Award...

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Keep Your Kids Safe - Visit a 2019 KISS Event

Nothing is more important than keeping our children safe—that’s why the Illinois Tollway and Illinois State Police District 15 are launching Operation Kid 2019. Beginning this week, the Tollway and Illinois State Police are hosting 10 free safety events across...

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Celebrating Earth Day by Sharing Wildflower Seeds

The Illinois Tollway is celebrating Earth Day today by sharing 10,000 pollinator seed packets with customers that travel throughout the 294-mile Tollway system. The effort is aimed to support of its ongoing pollinator program to restore and create habitat for monarch...

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"Waze" of the future at Illinois Tollway

How do you plan a trip or figure out your commute time? For most people, these tasks are increasingly aided by technology. Gone are the days of plotting the family road trip on an atlas; Mapquest and cellphones changed all that, playing an ever-increasing role in our lives...

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