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Building it while the getting’s good

From the Columbus Dispatch: Road budgets falling behind need for repair.

Fortunately, so far it appears that Lake County has been able to fund key projects and even escalate others as their need has increased. Money has even been spent on projects whose purpose I don’t fully understand (such as 2007’s Wilson Road resurfacing).

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Filed under: Road Conditions,

Gurnee gears up for a busy roadwork season

Washington Street, as any frequent traveler of this road could attest, is in sore need of an upgrade. The pavement is pocked in places, cracked in others. There is a river of ruts delineating the left and right westbound lanes running all the way from US Route 41 to O’Plaine Road. I may avoid it for a while, but sooner or later I find myself turning west on Washington from northbound Milwaukee Avenue, staying within the lines like a kindergartener with a crayon lest my car be jiggled by the patchy trail.

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Filed under: Congestion Relief, , , , , ,

Tollway construction suspended for the holidays

The Illinois Tollway is giving motorists the gift of open lanes for the holidays. According to their press release, construction will be suspended from noon on Friday, December 21, to 9 a.m. on Wednesday, December 26, and from noon on Friday, December 28, to 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2008. However, this does not mean that you can resume driving “94(MPH) on 94”. Construction-zone speed limits remain in effect even if no workers are visible.

Drivers crossing the Wisconsin state line or venturing to Gurnee Mills will be pleased with this news:

Drivers on the north end of the Tri-State Tollway (I-94) between Grand Avenue and Russell Road will benefit from completed work to rebuild and widen the southbound lanes, with traffic scheduled to return to the standard three lane configuration on new pavement in time for the holiday weekend. Northbound traffic also will be shifted off the shoulder and back to the standard configuration before the weekend.

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