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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #275 on: April 27, 2017, 11:54:02 AM »

I'm thankful that I-355 is an option for me to bypass Tri-State construction. It'll be awesome when it's done, but a bear while construction is underway.
they need to widen the I-88 to I-290 part.

I hope ISTHA considers a complete rebuild of the 1989 sections of I-355 after they are done with the Central Tri-State. That stretch is starting to show its age, especially when compared to most of the rest of the system.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #276 on: April 27, 2017, 12:10:46 PM »

Hey somebody deleted a post of mine just reminding other users of troll interaction.  I just said that we should be careful and not engage in discussion with people who will argue back to the point of insult as they live on us doing that.

Considering that the other comebacks posts were not it was deleted by accident when the other user tried his hand at snark back at KP, and I am guessing the moderator thought he was too fresh.

Anyway just backing up I-39 as he did make sense that we antagonize when we try to point out wrongs to that one user, and that we should just ignore him.

Deleted mine too...
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #277 on: April 27, 2017, 12:49:16 PM »

Posts get deleted.  It's just the mods doing their job.  It's not a perfect system, but it's not something to pitch a fit about either.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #278 on: April 27, 2017, 01:49:05 PM »

Yeah I know...  But it's frustrating when we have to deal with a certain someones childishness and his stuff remains...
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #279 on: April 27, 2017, 02:04:32 PM »

When I pitch fits, they are all strikes.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #280 on: April 27, 2017, 04:18:59 PM »

I'm thankful that I-355 is an option for me to bypass Tri-State construction. It'll be awesome when it's done, but a bear while construction is underway.
they need to widen the I-88 to I-290 part.

That'll be trouble with the Arboretum, who will block any further expansion in their section

It is going to need to be widened within the next 10-15 years, so too bad if they don't want it.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #281 on: April 27, 2017, 04:21:55 PM »

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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #282 on: April 27, 2017, 04:35:46 PM »

That's good to hear!
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #283 on: April 27, 2017, 05:19:11 PM »

IMHO, it would be a big loss to lose the oases.  There really isn't that much commercial development near the Tri-State, & the interchanges on the central Tri-State make getting on and off difficult.

Not to mention people don't want to have to pay another toll just to use the bathroom. The main advantage of the oases is that they're part of the tollway network and you don't have to pay to get on or off.

Agreed.  I'd hate to see them go.  It's not always easy to hop off and then hop back on the Tri-State for a food/bathroom break.  The Tri-State covers a long stretch of Interstate - about 75 miles!

Though not part of this project, the one I'd really miss is the Lincoln Oasis.  To me, that one is very well situated for times I'm heading eastbound out of state. 
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #284 on: April 27, 2017, 06:39:35 PM »

IMHO, it would be a big loss to lose the oases.  There really isn't that much commercial development near the Tri-State, & the interchanges on the central Tri-State make getting on and off difficult.

Not to mention people don't want to have to pay another toll just to use the bathroom. The main advantage of the oases is that they're part of the tollway network and you don't have to pay to get on or off.



Agreed.  I'd hate to see them go.  It's not always easy to hop off and then hop back on the Tri-State for a food/bathroom break.  The Tri-State covers a long stretch of Interstate - about 75 miles!

Though not part of this project, the one I'd really miss is the Lincoln Oasis.  To me, that one is very well situated for times I'm heading eastbound out of state.

Hinsdale is my go-to stop for food before heading west for late night shenanigans. I'll just have to eat closer to home beforehand in 5 years

I'm thankful that I-355 is an option for me to bypass Tri-State construction. It'll be awesome when it's done, but a bear while construction is underway.
they need to widen the I-88 to I-290 part.

That'll be trouble with the Arboretum, who will block any further expansion in their section

It is going to need to be widened within the next 10-15 years, so too bad if they don't want it.

Oh I agree, but you know how that'll go with the environmentalists wanting to save maybe 10 trees that would be in the way
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IL: I-88, I-180, I-190, I-290, I-294, I-355, IL-390
IN: I-80, I-94
SD: I-190
WI: I-90, I-94
MI: I-94, I-196
MN: I-90

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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #285 on: April 27, 2017, 08:12:11 PM »

IMHO, it would be a big loss to lose the oases.  There really isn't that much commercial development near the Tri-State, & the interchanges on the central Tri-State make getting on and off difficult.

Not to mention people don't want to have to pay another toll just to use the bathroom. The main advantage of the oases is that they're part of the tollway network and you don't have to pay to get on or off.

Agreed.  I'd hate to see them go.  It's not always easy to hop off and then hop back on the Tri-State for a food/bathroom break.  The Tri-State covers a long stretch of Interstate - about 75 miles!

Though not part of this project, the one I'd really miss is the Lincoln Oasis.  To me, that one is very well situated for times I'm heading eastbound out of state.

They should have thought about that when rebuilding the oases. I don't understand why they didn't rebuild and lengthen the bridge decks to eliminate the "pinch-points" and accommodate future widening.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #286 on: April 27, 2017, 08:51:39 PM »

I'm thankful that I-355 is an option for me to bypass Tri-State construction. It'll be awesome when it's done, but a bear while construction is underway.
they need to widen the I-88 to I-290 part.

That'll be trouble with the Arboretum, who will block any further expansion in their section

not in the way of I-355
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #287 on: April 27, 2017, 10:52:29 PM »

Technically it is land owned by the Arboretum. I've seen tons of coyotes (or foxes?)  along the fence at the top of that wall. I know the Arboretum will try and oppose it.

But I am curious about the tunnel under 88.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #288 on: April 28, 2017, 08:22:56 AM »

Do we know yet if ISTHA will be re designing any of the Central Tri State interchanges?
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #289 on: April 28, 2017, 09:02:12 AM »

I'm thankful that I-355 is an option for me to bypass Tri-State construction. It'll be awesome when it's done, but a bear while construction is underway.
they need to widen the I-88 to I-290 part.

That'll be trouble with the Arboretum, who will block any further expansion in their section

not in the way of I-355

Yes, it is hence why nothing has been done to that section for years
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IN: I-80, I-94
SD: I-190
WI: I-90, I-94
MI: I-94, I-196
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #290 on: April 28, 2017, 10:01:16 AM »

When I pitch fits, they are all strikes.

And that's why they keep getting hit over the ivy in left center.  :)
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #291 on: April 28, 2017, 03:41:30 PM »

Technically it is land owned by the Arboretum. I've seen tons of coyotes (or foxes?)  along the fence at the top of that wall. I know the Arboretum will try and oppose it.

But I am curious about the tunnel under 88.
I will make it easy for you IL-56 to I-290 part does arboretum owns that? That part needs widening.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #292 on: April 28, 2017, 05:56:10 PM »

Technically it is land owned by the Arboretum. I've seen tons of coyotes (or foxes?)  along the fence at the top of that wall. I know the Arboretum will try and oppose it.

But I am curious about the tunnel under 88.
I will make it easy for you IL-56 to I-290 part does arboretum owns that? That part needs widening.

So you'll just leave the IL-56 to I-88 section 3 lanes, surrounded by 4 lane sections?  :hmmm:
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IN: I-80, I-94
SD: I-190
WI: I-90, I-94
MI: I-94, I-196
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #293 on: April 28, 2017, 10:40:59 PM »

Do we know yet if ISTHA will be re designing any of the Central Tri State interchanges?

I went to 2 of the meetings, and it looks like I-55 and I-290/88 will get major makeovers...and 290/88 will need to accommodate the future I-290 project from there to the Jane Byrne interchange. I would think the local interchanges will get a makeover, though not sure to what extent.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #294 on: April 30, 2017, 12:41:04 PM »

Did they show any designs or plans of what they might do? Or did they just explain that those interchanges will need to makeovers?
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #295 on: April 30, 2017, 03:20:56 PM »

I saw a old topo map showing the half-interchange of IL-171/US12-20-45 with on-ramps from IL-171 to Central Tri-State southbound but it also show a off-ramp to Cork Avenue allowing northbound Tri-State users to access IL-171 via Cork Avenue and now that ramp is removed and I wondered when that ramp was removed?  http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.74674,-87.84149&z=15&t=T
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« Reply #296 on: April 30, 2017, 04:13:20 PM »

By going to Historic Aerials, it looks like the ramp was removed between 1988 and 1998. 1992 was when a 4th lane was added in each direction. So maybe they needed room for it. Not sure but it looks like they could add a ramp there onto Cork.
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« Reply #297 on: April 30, 2017, 04:43:35 PM »

Did they show any designs or plans of what they might do? Or did they just explain that those interchanges will need to makeovers?

What I saw were simple line drawings of the existing route. They had some other displays but I didn't go over and look at them. The Hinsdale meeting was so crowded that you could barely see the lady from the Tollway who was giving the presentation. I went back and looked at the 15 slide hearing presentation that the Tollway posted at their website, and no conceptual drawings or renderings.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #298 on: May 01, 2017, 09:21:01 AM »

Technically it is land owned by the Arboretum. I've seen tons of coyotes (or foxes?)  along the fence at the top of that wall. I know the Arboretum will try and oppose it.

But I am curious about the tunnel under 88.
I will make it easy for you IL-56 to I-290 part does arboretum owns that? That part needs widening.

So you'll just leave the IL-56 to I-88 section 3 lanes, surrounded by 4 lane sections?  :hmmm:
That part has C/D lanes.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #299 on: May 01, 2017, 05:48:02 PM »

Technically it is land owned by the Arboretum. I've seen tons of coyotes (or foxes?)  along the fence at the top of that wall. I know the Arboretum will try and oppose it.

But I am curious about the tunnel under 88.
I will make it easy for you IL-56 to I-290 part does arboretum owns that? That part needs widening.

So you'll just leave the IL-56 to I-88 section 3 lanes, surrounded by 4 lane sections?  :hmmm:
That part has C/D lanes.

True, but 4 mainline lanes would still be needed just to keep consistent traffic flow
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IL: I-88, I-180, I-190, I-290, I-294, I-355, IL-390
IN: I-80, I-94
SD: I-190
WI: I-90, I-94
MI: I-94, I-196
MN: I-90

 


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