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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #500 on: November 26, 2017, 08:41:25 PM »

Close, Scott, but I have a few changes in italics.

88: Aurora, DeKalb, Rochelle Dixon, Rock Falls-Sterling, Moline-Rock Island (This is mostly ISTHA and it was a late add in the 90s)

Iowa makes an appearance at IL 59 and on a couple of distance signs.

St Louis metro does use cities (Memphis south on 255, "Interstate 270" north, KC west on 270, Indy East)

NB I-255 uses Chicago until the I-55/I-70 interchange, with at least one appearance of Indianapolis (Streetview).  Southbound I-255 has Tulsa appear a couple times, though once it is as a control city for US 50.  Streetview near Columbia

I-270 has (had?) "short" control cities of St. Charles and Effingham. 
Streetview at IL 157
Streetview at IL 111

155 just has Lincoln and Peoria.

Hartsburg appears at I-55.  Streetview


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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #501 on: December 18, 2017, 11:10:33 PM »

So the tollway is going to rebuild and lengthen the York Road bridge over I-88 starting next year, as part of the plan to rebuild I-88 between York Road and I-290. Apparently, a lane will be added WB, but not eastbound. They probably are waiting to do eastbound until they figure out what the heck to do with the Central Tri-State and the I-290 widening.

https://www.illinoistollway.com/documents/20184/fb7cf94f-7221-482d-90e8-59f71207945e
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #502 on: December 18, 2017, 11:31:59 PM »

So the tollway is going to rebuild and lengthen the York Road bridge over I-88 starting next year, as part of the plan to rebuild I-88 between York Road and I-290. Apparently, a lane will be added WB, but not eastbound. They probably are waiting to do eastbound until they figure out what the heck to do with the Central Tri-State and the I-290 widening.

https://www.illinoistollway.com/documents/20184/fb7cf94f-7221-482d-90e8-59f71207945e

Based on reading the document, it's pretty obvious that the intent is to also add a lane to EB I-88 in the future. Likely, it will be done in coordination with the I-294 rebuild and hopefully might tie into a widened I-290 if IDOT ever gets going on that, (or hands that over to the Tollway, which I would honestly prefer at this point).
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #503 on: December 19, 2017, 12:29:09 AM »

So the tollway is going to rebuild and lengthen the York Road bridge over I-88 starting next year, as part of the plan to rebuild I-88 between York Road and I-290. Apparently, a lane will be added WB, but not eastbound. They probably are waiting to do eastbound until they figure out what the heck to do with the Central Tri-State and the I-290 widening.

https://www.illinoistollway.com/documents/20184/fb7cf94f-7221-482d-90e8-59f71207945e
WB needs it more if just to give more room to unload cars from I-294.
The other way???? no toll to spit the lanes. Maybe an longer 2 for I-88 to I-290 and 2 I-88 to I-294.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #504 on: December 19, 2017, 08:37:49 AM »

So the tollway is going to rebuild and lengthen the York Road bridge over I-88 starting next year, as part of the plan to rebuild I-88 between York Road and I-290. Apparently, a lane will be added WB, but not eastbound. They probably are waiting to do eastbound until they figure out what the heck to do with the Central Tri-State and the I-290 widening.

https://www.illinoistollway.com/documents/20184/fb7cf94f-7221-482d-90e8-59f71207945e

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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #505 on: December 19, 2017, 07:45:10 PM »

This is also mostly likely being done to fix this intersection. In order to make a left turn into the subdivision, you have to veer right off York and then have a completely separate light to go into it.



I imagine the pedestrain bridge isn't going anywhere, or is that being removed as well
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #506 on: December 19, 2017, 08:42:14 PM »

I haven't been down that section in awhile, does that pedestrian bridge have enough clearance for the 4th lane?
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #508 on: December 20, 2017, 08:45:45 AM »

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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #509 on: December 20, 2017, 02:24:46 PM »

So the tollway is going to rebuild and lengthen the York Road bridge over I-88 starting next year, as part of the plan to rebuild I-88 between York Road and I-290. Apparently, a lane will be added WB, but not eastbound. They probably are waiting to do eastbound until they figure out what the heck to do with the Central Tri-State and the I-290 widening.

https://www.illinoistollway.com/documents/20184/fb7cf94f-7221-482d-90e8-59f71207945e

Based on reading the document, it's pretty obvious that the intent is to also add a lane to EB I-88 in the future. Likely, it will be done in coordination with the I-294 rebuild and hopefully might tie into a widened I-290 if IDOT ever gets going on that, (or hands that over to the Tollway, which I would honestly prefer at this point).
provide a shoulder for the eastbound lanes? it has one now so more like wide shoulder that can be flipped to an added lane with just some new paint?
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #510 on: December 30, 2017, 09:53:29 PM »

On my drive to work today I passed the construction at the I-94 Grand Avenue exit in Gurnee.  I saw some signs that were still loaded on trucks that were parked in the construction zone that had the I-pass logo and said something like no tolls taken or tolls not taken.  Are they going to start charging tolls at the Grand Ave. East and West exits off of I-94 west?  Sorry if this has already been covered.

From a recent trip that used the WB I-94 exit to WB IL 132/Grand, I did not see any toll gantries.  There is an arrow per lane sign on the new C-D roadway, as well as a lack of a weaving lane between the loops on the C-D roadway, an  acceleration lane for the EB to WB (NB) loop, or a deceleration lane for the WB (NB) to WB loop.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #511 on: January 21, 2018, 01:41:57 AM »

Have anyone seen this yet?? Number of lanes along the I-294 corridor between 95th Street and Balmoral Avenue... Widening from 4 lanes to 4-6 lanes and a FLEX lane... Can't wait for this project to start!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

https://www.illinoistollway.com/documents/20184/555754/CTri-RegionalSolutionMap_FINAL_01-05-18+copy.pdf/f890a5f1-8d4d-465d-b1d8-b6a8b9a0a29c
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #512 on: January 21, 2018, 02:34:04 PM »

Is the Master Plan still in the works? I'm very interested in seeing how this works, especially since it's not a consistent lane count throughout the how portion.

Also it points out 79th/Cork Ave as an interchange improvement. Could this mean that the Tri-State could have a potential connection there? I always thought there should be a NB off-ramp onto Cork Ave.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #513 on: January 21, 2018, 07:20:23 PM »

Is the Master Plan still in the works? I'm very interested in seeing how this works, especially since it's not a consistent lane count throughout the how portion.

Also it points out 79th/Cork Ave as an interchange improvement. Could this mean that the Tri-State could have a potential connection there? I always thought there should be a NB off-ramp onto Cork Ave.
make the 4 lane parts 5 and how are they going to work ogden with 6 lanes with out changing the interchange a lot ?? I hope at least they add C/D.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #514 on: January 21, 2018, 07:51:23 PM »

So, is the flex lane the same thing as driving on the shoulder?

And did anyone notice that their little diagram has the yellow line on the right instead of the left?
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #515 on: January 21, 2018, 11:10:28 PM »

So, is the flex lane the same thing as driving on the shoulder?

And did anyone notice that their little diagram has the yellow line on the right instead of the left?

Yes the UK is doing it as a more of a full time thing. Here they want to be more like peek time bus us and maybe part time use if the main lanes are blocked.

http://www.itsinternational.com/categories/detection-monitoring-machine-vision/features/uk-defaults-to-hard-shoulder-running-to-expand-motorway-capacity/
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #516 on: January 22, 2018, 08:38:06 AM »

Is the Master Plan still in the works? I'm very interested in seeing how this works, especially since it's not a consistent lane count throughout the how portion.

Also it points out 79th/Cork Ave as an interchange improvement. Could this mean that the Tri-State could have a potential connection there? I always thought there should be a NB off-ramp onto Cork Ave.

The entire confluence would probably need some redoing. You have I-294, 88th Ave, 79th Street, Archer Ave, and LaGrange Road. Even if it's just a partial on and off ramp situation I wouldn't mind that. Breaks up that 5 mile interval between Willow Springs and 95th and could take traffic away from 95th
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #517 on: January 22, 2018, 04:11:06 PM »

Would like to see another southbound entrance ramp somewhere between Roosevelt and Ogden.  York and Ogden are awfully congested during evening rush with cars trying to get on 294 SB.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #518 on: January 23, 2018, 06:25:35 PM »

Would like to see another southbound entrance ramp somewhere between Roosevelt and Ogden.  York and Ogden are awfully congested during evening rush with cars trying to get on 294 SB.

Needs flyovers from/to 290, 88, 55....
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #519 on: January 24, 2018, 12:46:19 PM »

On my drive to work today I passed the construction at the I-94 Grand Avenue exit in Gurnee.  I saw some signs that were still loaded on trucks that were parked in the construction zone that had the I-pass logo and said something like no tolls taken or tolls not taken.  Are they going to start charging tolls at the Grand Ave. East and West exits off of I-94 west?  Sorry if this has already been covered.

From a recent trip that used the WB I-94 exit to WB IL 132/Grand, I did not see any toll gantries.  There is an arrow per lane sign on the new C-D roadway, as well as a lack of a weaving lane between the loops on the C-D roadway, an  acceleration lane for the EB to WB (NB) loop, or a deceleration lane for the WB (NB) to WB loop.
You are correct, there are still no tolls there.  Maybe they have storage facility nearby and I just happened to drive by when the signs were still outside on the trucks?

The changes they made to the Grand exits off of I94 west actually seem to be working. There is rarely a backup from the exit onto the tollway.  Now they just need to do the same thing at 120!
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #520 on: January 24, 2018, 04:58:19 PM »

Changeing this to I-PASS Will make Many six flags driver without i-pass Pissed off
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #521 on: January 24, 2018, 05:16:57 PM »

Changeing this to I-PASS Will make Many six flags driver without i-pass Pissed off
Anyone who exits at Grand (except for the rare one who enters from Milw Ave and then exits at Grand) has already gone through at least one toll plaza anyway.  Of course, charging a toll at Grand without charging at 120 would just make 120 a bigger mess, which is probably why it's not happening.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #522 on: January 24, 2018, 06:34:28 PM »

On my drive to work today I passed the construction at the I-94 Grand Avenue exit in Gurnee.  I saw some signs that were still loaded on trucks that were parked in the construction zone that had the I-pass logo and said something like no tolls taken or tolls not taken.  Are they going to start charging tolls at the Grand Ave. East and West exits off of I-94 west?  Sorry if this has already been covered.

From a recent trip that used the WB I-94 exit to WB IL 132/Grand, I did not see any toll gantries.  There is an arrow per lane sign on the new C-D roadway, as well as a lack of a weaving lane between the loops on the C-D roadway, an  acceleration lane for the EB to WB (NB) loop, or a deceleration lane for the WB (NB) to WB loop.
You are correct, there are still no tolls there.  Maybe they have storage facility nearby and I just happened to drive by when the signs were still outside on the trucks?

The changes they made to the Grand exits off of I94 west actually seem to be working. There is rarely a backup from the exit onto the tollway.  Now they just need to do the same thing at 120!

120 needs an full interchange
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #523 on: January 24, 2018, 08:49:11 PM »



120 needs an full interchange

120 needs to be divorced from the IL 53 project
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #524 on: February 04, 2018, 11:16:25 PM »

The community of Hinsdale are complaining about the widening project on I-294... AGAIN!!  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Article:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/hinsdale/news/ct-dhd-tollway-widening-tl-0208-20180201-story.html

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