Making Way For the New Mile Long Bridge Beams

Deliveries have restarted to truck massive prestressed concrete beams from Wisconsin to the Mile Long Bridge construction site on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) – this time for construction of the new southbound bridge.In 2020, 273 concrete beams made the 100-mile-long trip for...

National Safety Council recognizes Illinois Tollway’s innovative new barrier design

The National Safety Council has named the Illinois Tollway’s new, advanced barrier wall a semi-finalist for the Green Cross for Safety Awards in the innovation category. The Green Cross for Safety Awards recognize various outstanding projects and organizations working to...

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Illinois Tollway Bridges Featured at National Bridge Symposium 

With a variety of highly impressive bridge projects underway, the Illinois Tollway was invited to share its expertise at this year’s annual bridge symposium hosted by the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois and the National Council of Structural Engineers...

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Crash sets off fireworks, quick response douses danger and reopens roads

Illinois Tollway emergency responders used to handling roadway crashes, fires and medical crises know that fireworks can erupt at any time—literally.Last month, a commercial truck slammed into a barrier wall on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), igniting its cargo of fireworks and...

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Traffic rebounds but travel patterns changing as drivers continue returning this summer to Illinois Tollway

The extended July 4th weekend is always busy on the Illinois Tollway as drivers travel to holiday barbecues and Independence Day celebrations, but this year—despite the pandemic—the Tollway system was even busier than expected.During the lengthy holiday weekend, nearly 9.4...

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