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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #525 on: February 05, 2018, 08:34:21 AM »

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

What kind of drugs are the village staff on? Reversible lanes? 294 gets backed up both North and South during rush hour
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #526 on: February 05, 2018, 09:18:47 AM »

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

What kind of drugs are the village staff on? Reversible lanes? 294 gets backed up both North and South during rush hour

It's Hinsdale.  To understand where they're coming from, you need to stick your nose so high in the air that your nostrils point upwards.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #527 on: February 05, 2018, 09:28:39 AM »

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

What kind of drugs are the village staff on? Reversible lanes? 294 gets backed up both North and South during rush hour

It's Hinsdale.  To understand where they're coming from, you need to stick your nose so high in the air that your nostrils point upwards.

Hinsdale is the Hawthron Woods of the inner core western suburbs. Everything needs to revolve around them
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #528 on: February 05, 2018, 09:31:05 AM »

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

What kind of drugs are the village staff on? Reversible lanes? 294 gets backed up both North and South during rush hour
drugs soon there will be a vote in cook about making pot legalization

aux lanes aka (1-2) of the 6 + flex are just from I-88 ramps to I-55 ramps.

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"Cauley believes much of the congestion on the tollway in the morning is due to the bottleneck at the interchange where I-294 meets I-290 just north of Hinsdale. He would like the tollway to redesign that interchange and see what improvement results before widening the tollway to seven lanes."

I-294/I-88/I-290 is one thing. Also I-55/I-294 has issues as well.  The I-88 linking ramps really need aux lanes to Ogden and I-55
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #529 on: February 05, 2018, 09:42:14 AM »

I mean, how common is it for a village to hire an engineer to draw up alternative plans for a highway design? 
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #530 on: February 05, 2018, 08:42:29 PM »

[quo :rofl:te author=SEWIGuy link=topic=17650.msg2301303#msg2301303 date=1517841734]
I mean, how common is it for a village to hire an engineer to draw up alternative plans for a highway design?
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I don't know about you guys, but I find the whole Hinsdale thing to be ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS  :rofl:

The freaking village hires a guy to draw up an alternate design on his own, while ISTHA is obviously conducting their required design work, probably costing millions of dollars.  Is ISTHA going to care a single bit about some unofficial design from some village?  No!  Of course not!  That's exactly equivalent to a situation where one of us submitted our own idea to the Fictional Highways board, then expected the Toll Authority to look at it and take it into consideration!  I'm dying over here :rofl:  Exactly the type of out-of-touch idiocy you might expect from a stuck-up pile of self-righteous rich people.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #531 on: March 02, 2018, 09:55:07 PM »

There's a new bill in the Illinois House that would require upping speed limits on parts of the tollways to 70.  However, the new bill could also end up with the speed limit going down to 60 on the Tri-State from US 41 to the Edens Spur.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=5054&GAID=14&DocTypeID=HB&SessionID=91&GA=100
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #532 on: March 03, 2018, 12:15:47 AM »

There's a new bill in the Illinois House that would require upping speed limits on parts of the tollways to 70.  However, the new bill could also end up with the speed limit going down to 60 on the Tri-State from US 41 to the Edens Spur.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=5054&GAID=14&DocTypeID=HB&SessionID=91&GA=100

As much as I hate to say this once it hits that committee and nothing has happened for 2 weeks you mind as well consider it DOA.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #533 on: March 05, 2018, 09:25:35 PM »

I heard its now 70 mph on I-90 west of Elmhurst Road and 60 between there and the Kennedy. Can anyone confirm this?
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #534 on: March 05, 2018, 09:29:45 PM »

I heard its now 70 mph on I-90 west of Elmhurst Road and 60 between there and the Kennedy. Can anyone confirm this?
half-right.  still 55 from Elgin to the Kennedy
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #535 on: March 05, 2018, 10:03:34 PM »

I heard its now 70 mph on I-90 west of Elmhurst Road and 60 between there and the Kennedy. Can anyone confirm this?

Nope. 70 west of Randall, 55 east.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #536 on: March 05, 2018, 10:07:37 PM »

I heard its now 70 mph on I-90 west of Elmhurst Road and 60 between there and the Kennedy. Can anyone confirm this?
half-right.  still 55 from Elgin to the Kennedy

I'm assuming ithsa still working on the signage?
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #537 on: March 06, 2018, 05:38:56 AM »

I heard its now 70 mph on I-90 west of Elmhurst Road and 60 between there and the Kennedy. Can anyone confirm this?
half-right.  still 55 from Elgin to the Kennedy
I'm assuming ithsa still working on the signage?
I'm sure they got guys thinking of the concept right now.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #538 on: March 06, 2018, 06:03:23 PM »

Per this website, it is supposed to be 60 east of Des Plaines and 70 west of it.

ftp://www.ilga.gov/JCAR/AdminCode/092/092025200D04100R.html
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« Reply #539 on: March 06, 2018, 07:04:13 PM »

Per this website, it is supposed to be 60 east of Des Plaines and 70 west of it.

ftp://www.ilga.gov/JCAR/AdminCode/092/092025200D04100R.html
You'll see those updated sometime next century.  Because Chicago.  ISTHA won't move on that.

Add to the fact that the differing speed limits exist for other various configurations (trailers, buses, trucks) in that area - that gives ISTHA incentive to say "fuck it, everyone shall go 55".  Doesn't matter in the long run anyway - nobody is obeying speed limits so what's the real sign?



Not bad for a quick whip-up.  :bigass:
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #540 on: March 06, 2018, 07:50:21 PM »

Per this website, it is supposed to be 60 east of Des Plaines and 70 west of it.

ftp://www.ilga.gov/JCAR/AdminCode/092/092025200D04100R.html
You'll see those updated sometime next century.  Because Chicago.  ISTHA won't move on that.

Add to the fact that the differing speed limits exist for other various configurations (trailers, buses, trucks) in that area - that gives ISTHA incentive to say "fuck it, everyone shall go 55".  Doesn't matter in the long run anyway - nobody is obeying speed limits so what's the real sign?



Not bad for a quick whip-up.  :bigass:

What does Chicago have to do with it? Jane Adams isn't ever in Chicago
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #541 on: March 06, 2018, 09:11:15 PM »

Per this website, it is supposed to be 60 east of Des Plaines and 70 west of it.

ftp://www.ilga.gov/JCAR/AdminCode/092/092025200D04100R.html
You'll see those updated sometime next century.  Because Chicago.  ISTHA won't move on that.

Add to the fact that the differing speed limits exist for other various configurations (trailers, buses, trucks) in that area - that gives ISTHA incentive to say "fuck it, everyone shall go 55".  Doesn't matter in the long run anyway - nobody is obeying speed limits so what's the real sign?



Not bad for a quick whip-up.  :bigass:

What does Chicago have to do with it? Jane Adams isn't ever in Chicago
The area (the 6 counties surrounding Chicago - Lake, Will, DuPage, Kane, and Cook) are influenced politically by the city's corruption - and it shows.  Ask Brandon.

Cook County (which Chicago is in) only has one small stretch of freeway with a speed greater than 60 mph. - I-57 south of I-80 - and that is 65.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #542 on: March 06, 2018, 09:24:15 PM »

Per this website, it is supposed to be 60 east of Des Plaines and 70 west of it.

ftp://www.ilga.gov/JCAR/AdminCode/092/092025200D04100R.html
You'll see those updated sometime next century.  Because Chicago.  ISTHA won't move on that.

Add to the fact that the differing speed limits exist for other various configurations (trailers, buses, trucks) in that area - that gives ISTHA incentive to say "fuck it, everyone shall go 55".  Doesn't matter in the long run anyway - nobody is obeying speed limits so what's the real sign?



Not bad for a quick whip-up.  :bigass:

What does Chicago have to do with it? Jane Adams isn't ever in Chicago
The area (the 6 counties surrounding Chicago - Lake, Will, DuPage, Kane, and Cook) are influenced politically by the city's corruption - and it shows.  Ask Brandon.

Cook County (which Chicago is in) only has one small stretch of freeway with a speed greater than 60 mph. - I-57 south of I-80 - and that is 65.

You're trying to hard coming up with conspiracy theories. I'd argue that given the population density and therefore the traffic that comes along with it, going faster than 60 mph on the vast majority of cook county highways isn't even feasible for long periods of time.

I simply cannot fathom that the 85th percentile of traffic is moving faster than 60 mph on the ike, dan ryan, edens, or the kennedy throughout the day (even though the speed limit is 55 mph)
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #543 on: March 06, 2018, 09:33:26 PM »

That speed limit went into effect Dec. 27th. I'm sure they just haven't put up new signage yet because of the weather. The 55 speed limit was because of ongoing construction on I90. Now that it is all wrapped up it'll change over fast.
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« Reply #544 on: March 07, 2018, 10:24:05 AM »

I feel like, traveling from Chicago to points west, the speed limit went up to 70 much sooner when I traveled that stretch in 2014 than it did when I traveled that stretch in the fall.
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« Reply #545 on: March 07, 2018, 11:16:57 AM »

Per this website, it is supposed to be 60 east of Des Plaines and 70 west of it.

ftp://www.ilga.gov/JCAR/AdminCode/092/092025200D04100R.html
You'll see those updated sometime next century.  Because Chicago.  ISTHA won't move on that.

Add to the fact that the differing speed limits exist for other various configurations (trailers, buses, trucks) in that area - that gives ISTHA incentive to say "fuck it, everyone shall go 55".  Doesn't matter in the long run anyway - nobody is obeying speed limits so what's the real sign?



Not bad for a quick whip-up.  :bigass:

What does Chicago have to do with it? Jane Adams isn't ever in Chicago
The area (the 6 counties surrounding Chicago - Lake, Will, DuPage, Kane, and Cook) are influenced politically by the city's corruption - and it shows.  Ask Brandon.

Cook County (which Chicago is in) only has one small stretch of freeway with a speed greater than 60 mph. - I-57 south of I-80 - and that is 65.

You're trying to hard coming up with conspiracy theories. I'd argue that given the population density and therefore the traffic that comes along with it, going faster than 60 mph on the vast majority of cook county highways isn't even feasible for long periods of time.

I simply cannot fathom that the 85th percentile of traffic is moving faster than 60 mph on the ike, dan ryan, edens, or the kennedy throughout the day (even though the speed limit is 55 mph)

Nope, not until after 8pm. Mon through Sat. Sunday AM and holidays are the only days you can go 60+ on those freeways
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #546 on: March 07, 2018, 01:47:39 PM »

Kennedy daytime speed averages around 10 mph on a typical day
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« Reply #547 on: March 07, 2018, 06:08:25 PM »

Per this website, it is supposed to be 60 east of Des Plaines and 70 west of it.

ftp://www.ilga.gov/JCAR/AdminCode/092/092025200D04100R.html
You'll see those updated sometime next century.  Because Chicago.  ISTHA won't move on that.

Add to the fact that the differing speed limits exist for other various configurations (trailers, buses, trucks) in that area - that gives ISTHA incentive to say "fuck it, everyone shall go 55".  Doesn't matter in the long run anyway - nobody is obeying speed limits so what's the real sign?



Not bad for a quick whip-up.  :bigass:

What does Chicago have to do with it? Jane Adams isn't ever in Chicago
The area (the 6 counties surrounding Chicago - Lake, Will, DuPage, Kane, and Cook) are influenced politically by the city's corruption - and it shows.  Ask Brandon.

Cook County (which Chicago is in) only has one small stretch of freeway with a speed greater than 60 mph. - I-57 south of I-80 - and that is 65.

I-80 west of I-57 is also 65. I also thought I-57 was only 65 between US 30 and the Will County Line. Has that been extended all the way to I-80? The 70 mph zone on I-355 nips a corner of Cook County as well if that counts.
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« Reply #548 on: March 07, 2018, 07:21:27 PM »

It's been a while since I've last been on I-57 ;)

but now that you said it you're more accurate than I. 

How far south of I-55 is that 70 zone?
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #549 on: March 07, 2018, 07:41:59 PM »

It's been a while since I've last been on I-57 ;)

but now that you said it you're more accurate than I. 

How far south of I-55 is that 70 zone?

On I-355, it starts right at mp 12.
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