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Title: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: Crash_It on June 15, 2021, 03:37:51 PM
It's best explained in a video that I took when driving through the interchange recently. It's almost finished...


Title: Re: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: Brandon on June 15, 2021, 05:54:29 PM
IDOT will still be working on the Circle until the Earth burns to a crisp.
Title: Re: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: Crash_It on June 15, 2021, 07:28:54 PM
IDOT will still be working on the Circle until the Earth burns to a crisp.

I guess that will be a year from now. This took less time than it took INDOT to figure out what to do with 912. Removing and rebuilding ramps for several cross streets, and reconstructing pavement to align with all of it while creating new lanes is not a fast job. Plus, the contractor for this project is also the same contractor for another mega project now in progress on the Tristate.
Title: Re: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: ET21 on June 15, 2021, 10:12:40 PM
I'll believe it when I see it, was supposed to be done almost 3 years ago
Title: Re: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: SSOWorld on June 16, 2021, 07:15:37 AM
Done by fall 3000.  got it.
Title: Re: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: JoePCool14 on June 16, 2021, 09:04:37 AM
Done by fall 3000.  got it.

That's still too soon of an estimate. We'll find the real Alanland before this thing is completed.
Title: Re: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: Henry on June 16, 2021, 10:28:22 AM
Perhaps the Cubs will win a couple more World Series before this interchange is completed?
Title: Re: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: Crash_It on June 16, 2021, 11:47:06 AM
Done by fall 3000.  got it.

It'll be done long before your state fixes all it's thousands upon thousands of miles of beat the f*** up roads.
Title: Re: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: SEWIGuy on June 16, 2021, 12:05:36 PM
Done by fall 3000.  got it.

It'll be done long before your state fixes all it's thousands upon thousands of miles of beat the f*** up roads.


Someone's a little sensitive....
Title: Re: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: hobsini2 on June 16, 2021, 01:13:12 PM
Done by fall 3000.  got it.

It'll be done long before your state fixes all it's thousands upon thousands of miles of beat the f*** up roads.


Someone's a little sensitive....

Are we REALLY comparing the quality of roads? IMO, Wisconsin does a much better job than Illinois on the freeways. Take I-55 down by Joliet sometime then tell me that's a superior condition than I-94 in Milwaukee.
Title: Re: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: Crash_It on June 16, 2021, 01:55:10 PM
Done by fall 3000.  got it.

It'll be done long before your state fixes all it's thousands upon thousands of miles of beat the f*** up roads.


Someone's a little sensitive....

Are we REALLY comparing the quality of roads? IMO, Wisconsin does a much better job than Illinois on the freeways. Take I-55 down by Joliet sometime then tell me that's a superior condition than I-94 in Milwaukee.

Take US12 in Walworth and Waukesha County and tell me that's a superior condition to any freeway in IL.
Title: Re: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: hobsini2 on June 16, 2021, 01:57:23 PM
Done by fall 3000.  got it.

It'll be done long before your state fixes all it's thousands upon thousands of miles of beat the f*** up roads.


Someone's a little sensitive....

Are we REALLY comparing the quality of roads? IMO, Wisconsin does a much better job than Illinois on the freeways. Take I-55 down by Joliet sometime then tell me that's a superior condition than I-94 in Milwaukee.

Take US12 in Walworth and Waukesha County and tell me that's a superior condition to any freeway in IL.
Yes. US 12 is in desperate need of a resurface. No question. But don't act like we don't have our own roads here that are just as bad.
Title: Re: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: edwaleni on June 16, 2021, 02:10:54 PM
*Every* state has its issues. Just surfing this website will reveal that.
Title: Re: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: The Ghostbuster on June 16, 2021, 07:22:46 PM
It said on Wikipedia that Jane Byrne was mayor of Chicago from 1979 to 1983, and that the Circle Interchange was named after her on August 29th, 2014, about 2 1/2 months before her death on November 14, 2014. I'm surprised the interchange was named after her, and not after some other mayor, such as Richard J. Daley.
Title: Re: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: Crash_It on June 16, 2021, 07:46:41 PM
Done by fall 3000.  got it.

It'll be done long before your state fixes all it's thousands upon thousands of miles of beat the f*** up roads.


Someone's a little sensitive....

Are we REALLY comparing the quality of roads? IMO, Wisconsin does a much better job than Illinois on the freeways. Take I-55 down by Joliet sometime then tell me that's a superior condition than I-94 in Milwaukee.

Take US12 in Walworth and Waukesha County and tell me that's a superior condition to any freeway in IL.
Yes. US 12 is in desperate need of a resurface. No question. But don't act like we don't have our own roads here that are just as bad.

That's because there aren't , at least not for that long. I've driven a good portion of the state. It's true the I55/70 combo near the MO state line could use some TLC but that's about it. The rest of the state has pretty good roads. The worst road I've driven on in the state was IL115 through Ford County which was seemingly reverting back to gravel in some parts but even that has been resurfaced now.
Title: Re: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: hobsini2 on June 16, 2021, 08:14:47 PM
Done by fall 3000.  got it.

It'll be done long before your state fixes all it's thousands upon thousands of miles of beat the f*** up roads.


Someone's a little sensitive....

Are we REALLY comparing the quality of roads? IMO, Wisconsin does a much better job than Illinois on the freeways. Take I-55 down by Joliet sometime then tell me that's a superior condition than I-94 in Milwaukee.

Take US12 in Walworth and Waukesha County and tell me that's a superior condition to any freeway in IL.
Yes. US 12 is in desperate need of a resurface. No question. But don't act like we don't have our own roads here that are just as bad.

That's because there aren't , at least not for that long. I've driven a good portion of the state. It's true the I55/70 combo near the MO state line could use some TLC but that's about it. The rest of the state has pretty good roads. The worst road I've driven on in the state was IL115 through Ford County which was seemingly reverting back to gravel in some parts but even that has been resurfaced now.
Oh? Because they aren't? Dude, you need to get out more. I-55 and I-80 in the Joliet area is patched up pothole after patched up pothole. Don't believe me? Ask Brandon who lives in the area like I do. You will find long stretches. Hell, you don't even have to go that far from your hometown. The Edens Expy is one of the worse stretches of asphalt in the area. The quality of asphalt in Illinois does not hold up well after a bad winter like what we had.
Title: Re: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: I-39 on June 16, 2021, 08:24:55 PM
Done by fall 3000.  got it.

It'll be done long before your state fixes all it's thousands upon thousands of miles of beat the f*** up roads.


Someone's a little sensitive....

Are we REALLY comparing the quality of roads? IMO, Wisconsin does a much better job than Illinois on the freeways. Take I-55 down by Joliet sometime then tell me that's a superior condition than I-94 in Milwaukee.

Take US12 in Walworth and Waukesha County and tell me that's a superior condition to any freeway in IL.

So you are saying because WisDOT doesnít prioritize resurfacing US 12 in Walworth County (a stretch of freeway that was prematurely built in the first place and doesnít connect to anything significant), THAT should be the standard for why Wisconsin roads are worse? Haha.

As much as I think WisDOT overbuilt their highway system, Illinois is terrible, and itís not even close.
Title: Re: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: Crash_It on June 16, 2021, 10:31:22 PM
Done by fall 3000.  got it.

It'll be done long before your state fixes all it's thousands upon thousands of miles of beat the f*** up roads.


Someone's a little sensitive....

Are we REALLY comparing the quality of roads? IMO, Wisconsin does a much better job than Illinois on the freeways. Take I-55 down by Joliet sometime then tell me that's a superior condition than I-94 in Milwaukee.

Take US12 in Walworth and Waukesha County and tell me that's a superior condition to any freeway in IL.

So you are saying because WisDOT doesnít prioritize resurfacing US 12 in Walworth County (a stretch of freeway that was prematurely built in the first place and doesnít connect to anything significant), THAT should be the standard for why Wisconsin roads are worse? Haha.

As much as I think WisDOT overbuilt their highway system, Illinois is terrible, and itís not even close.

According to what article?
Title: Re: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: hobsini2 on June 17, 2021, 07:48:04 AM
I-39, I see he heavily deleted and edited stuff last night including getting rid of the USA Today article that he thought supports his claim of Illinois being far superior in the condition of its highways vs Wisconsin. The ranking was 18 vs 15 as far as worse roads. Funny thing is that only in road condition and not in per capita money spent and bridge condition, according to his 2016 article, was Wisconsin a worse rank than Illinois. How do I know that? Because I read the article.  People who do that tend to lose credibility. Just sayin.
Title: Re: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: Crash_It on June 17, 2021, 10:26:48 AM
I-39, I see he heavily deleted and edited stuff last night including getting rid of the USA Today article that he thought supports his claim of Illinois being far superior in the condition of its highways vs Wisconsin. The ranking was 18 vs 15 as far as worse roads. Funny thing is that only in road condition and not in per capita money spent and bridge condition, according to his 2016 article, was Wisconsin a worse rank than Illinois. How do I know that? Because I read the article.  People who do that tend to lose credibility. Just sayin.

Here's another article... again ranking Wisconsin worse than Illinois


https://www.businessinsider.com/which-states-have-the-worst-roads-in-the-united-states-2019-9#12-connecticut-1

Title: Re: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: Scott5114 on June 17, 2021, 03:46:57 PM
I-39, I see he heavily deleted and edited stuff last night including getting rid of the USA Today article that he thought supports his claim of Illinois being far superior in the condition of its highways vs Wisconsin. The ranking was 18 vs 15 as far as worse roads. Funny thing is that only in road condition and not in per capita money spent and bridge condition, according to his 2016 article, was Wisconsin a worse rank than Illinois. How do I know that? Because I read the article.  People who do that tend to lose credibility. Just sayin.

That wasn't done by him, that was done by a moderator (not me, though.)

Also all your states still suck compared to Kansas, so it's better to just find something else to argue about.
Title: Re: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: JoePCool14 on June 18, 2021, 11:32:43 AM
I-39, I see he heavily deleted and edited stuff last night including getting rid of the USA Today article that he thought supports his claim of Illinois being far superior in the condition of its highways vs Wisconsin. The ranking was 18 vs 15 as far as worse roads. Funny thing is that only in road condition and not in per capita money spent and bridge condition, according to his 2016 article, was Wisconsin a worse rank than Illinois. How do I know that? Because I read the article.  People who do that tend to lose credibility. Just sayin.

Here's another article... again ranking Wisconsin worse than Illinois


https://www.businessinsider.com/which-states-have-the-worst-roads-in-the-united-states-2019-9#12-connecticut-1

We don't need useless mainstream articles to decide which state is worse. I'd argue we know more than these people writing these pieces.
Title: Re: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: Crash_It on June 18, 2021, 06:57:48 PM
I-39, I see he heavily deleted and edited stuff last night including getting rid of the USA Today article that he thought supports his claim of Illinois being far superior in the condition of its highways vs Wisconsin. The ranking was 18 vs 15 as far as worse roads. Funny thing is that only in road condition and not in per capita money spent and bridge condition, according to his 2016 article, was Wisconsin a worse rank than Illinois. How do I know that? Because I read the article.  People who do that tend to lose credibility. Just sayin.

Here's another article... again ranking Wisconsin worse than Illinois


https://www.businessinsider.com/which-states-have-the-worst-roads-in-the-united-states-2019-9#12-connecticut-1

We don't need useless mainstream articles to decide which state is worse. I'd argue we know more than these people writing these pieces.

Not a useless article, they got the information from the DOTs themselves.
Title: Re: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: SSOWorld on June 18, 2021, 09:44:05 PM
Leave it alone Crash_It.  Back on topic.
Title: Re: Jane Byrne Interchange Project Major Update
Post by: JoePCool14 on June 18, 2021, 10:51:12 PM
Here's a more relevant comment: It's sad to see that newly poured concrete is quickly tagged with graffiti before the project is even completed. I know it's near the south and west sides, but still...  :no: