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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1025 on: May 29, 2018, 09:46:40 PM »

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Included in the plan is $148.4 million for I-80 in Will County, $26 million for reconstruction of the U.S. 20 bypass in Rockford and $12.7 in improvements to I-57 downstate.

http://wgntv.com/2018/05/29/gov-rauner-announces-11-billion-infrastructure-plan/
The extra lane on I-57 from Johnston City to West Frankfort is a nice piece, but all the way between I-24/Marion and I-64/Mt Vernon needs to be the ultimate goal.

I believe all the over and underpasses on this stretch will already accomodate the 3rd lane, so this should mostly be drainage, grading, and pavement

Hopefully IDOT does a better job down here than that blunder of an add-a-lane they did on I-55 from Bolingbrook to Joliet...

I-80 should probably be at least 4 lanes a side, plus Aux lanes, across Will and Southern Cook counties
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1026 on: May 30, 2018, 08:21:39 AM »

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Included in the plan is $148.4 million for I-80 in Will County, $26 million for reconstruction of the U.S. 20 bypass in Rockford and $12.7 in improvements to I-57 downstate.

http://wgntv.com/2018/05/29/gov-rauner-announces-11-billion-infrastructure-plan/
The extra lane on I-57 from Johnston City to West Frankfort is a nice piece, but all the way between I-24/Marion and I-64/Mt Vernon needs to be the ultimate goal.

I believe all the over and underpasses on this stretch will already accomodate the 3rd lane, so this should mostly be drainage, grading, and pavement

Hopefully IDOT does a better job down here than that blunder of an add-a-lane they did on I-55 from Bolingbrook to Joliet...

I-80 should probably be at least 4 lanes a side, plus Aux lanes, across Will and Southern Cook counties

Wonder if it includes a redesign of I-80 through Joliet that causes chronic backups, including the bridge/Center St interchange
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1027 on: May 30, 2018, 11:28:15 AM »

Hopefully IDOT does a better job down here than that blunder of an add-a-lane they did on I-55 from Bolingbrook to Joliet...


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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1028 on: May 30, 2018, 02:28:32 PM »

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Included in the plan is $148.4 million for I-80 in Will County, $26 million for reconstruction of the U.S. 20 bypass in Rockford and $12.7 in improvements to I-57 downstate.

http://wgntv.com/2018/05/29/gov-rauner-announces-11-billion-infrastructure-plan/

As a follow-up to this story I posted, I read somewhere else that this project will mainly focus on the stretch between Rowell Avenue and the Des Plaines River.  I don't know if that includes any replacement or modification of the bridge itself.  I'm doubting it.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1029 on: May 30, 2018, 06:46:02 PM »

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Included in the plan is $148.4 million for I-80 in Will County, $26 million for reconstruction of the U.S. 20 bypass in Rockford and $12.7 in improvements to I-57 downstate.

http://wgntv.com/2018/05/29/gov-rauner-announces-11-billion-infrastructure-plan/

As a follow-up to this story I posted, I read somewhere else that this project will mainly focus on the stretch between Rowell Avenue and the Des Plaines River.  I don't know if that includes any replacement or modification of the bridge itself.  I'm doubting it.

Looks like another half ass IDOT project. The whole thing between I-55 and I-355 needs to be 3 lanes in both directions.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1030 on: May 30, 2018, 07:08:18 PM »

This might interest all of youse guys. 

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Included in the plan is $148.4 million for I-80 in Will County, $26 million for reconstruction of the U.S. 20 bypass in Rockford and $12.7 in improvements to I-57 downstate.

http://wgntv.com/2018/05/29/gov-rauner-announces-11-billion-infrastructure-plan/

As a follow-up to this story I posted, I read somewhere else that this project will mainly focus on the stretch between Rowell Avenue and the Des Plaines River.  I don't know if that includes any replacement or modification of the bridge itself.  I'm doubting it.

Looks like another half ass IDOT project. The whole thing between I-55 and I-355 needs to be 3 lanes in both directions.

Is there any other type of IDOT project currently?  They never go full assed, always half assed at best.  Maybe only quarter assed.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1031 on: May 30, 2018, 09:46:36 PM »

This might interest all of youse guys. 

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Included in the plan is $148.4 million for I-80 in Will County, $26 million for reconstruction of the U.S. 20 bypass in Rockford and $12.7 in improvements to I-57 downstate.

http://wgntv.com/2018/05/29/gov-rauner-announces-11-billion-infrastructure-plan/

As a follow-up to this story I posted, I read somewhere else that this project will mainly focus on the stretch between Rowell Avenue and the Des Plaines River.  I don't know if that includes any replacement or modification of the bridge itself.  I'm doubting it.

Looks like another half ass IDOT project. The whole thing between I-55 and I-355 needs to be 3 lanes in both directions.

Is there any other type of IDOT project currently?  They never go full assed, always half assed at best.  Maybe only quarter assed.


Better than INDOT, why is there potholes forming on 80/94 when it was just resurfaced last fall? Also why are the lanes so uneven during construction and the rumble strips uncovered? This happens on the stretch of I 65 between Crown Point and past Lowell, driving through there is a PIA now because of it. When I DOT does work the rumble strips are covered up if the right lane shifts to the shoulder. Anyway, another interesting project is the impending widening of IL22 east of Lake County V63 (Quentin Rd). Didn't seem like it's possible given the terrain in the area, it's a welcomed widening but I just don't know how it will be pulled off.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1032 on: May 30, 2018, 09:48:58 PM »

And why is the ramp to take I-80 west from I-90 to I-94 closed when they just rebuilt it a few years ago?
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1033 on: May 30, 2018, 10:13:00 PM »

And why is the ramp to take I-80 west from I-90 to I-94 closed when they just rebuilt it a few years ago?

There was an accident there a few months back that supposedly caused structure damage.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1034 on: May 30, 2018, 10:45:02 PM »

And why is the ramp to take I-80 west from I-90 to I-94 closed when they just rebuilt it a few years ago?
Better question, why doesn’t INDOT build a Westbound I-80/90 to Westbound I-80/94 Flyover?

But thats a bit off topic, as this is a thread on Illinois/IDOT issues
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1035 on: May 30, 2018, 11:18:01 PM »

And why is the ramp to take I-80 west from I-90 to I-94 closed when they just rebuilt it a few years ago?
Better question, why doesn’t INDOT build a Westbound I-80/90 to Westbound I-80/94 Flyover?

But thats a bit off topic, as this is a thread on Illinois/IDOT issues
there was an old plan on that some one had on there website with flyovers before the toll road was leased out.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1036 on: May 30, 2018, 11:42:36 PM »

And why is the ramp to take I-80 west from I-90 to I-94 closed when they just rebuilt it a few years ago?
Better question, why doesn’t INDOT build a Westbound I-80/90 to Westbound I-80/94 Flyover?

But thats a bit off topic, as this is a thread on Illinois/IDOT issues
there was an old plan on that some one had on there website with flyovers before the toll road was leased out.
I thought someone posted an old planned Stack Interchange for the crossing/transitioning Interstates, but I doubt that is happening now

The big movements need to be for I-80 Thru Traffic, so build a Direct Westbound 80/90 to Westbound 80/94 Flyover, and a Direct Eastbound 89/94 to Eastbound 80/90 Ramp. The other movements, there are still the old Ramps

At least get the Thru I-80 East Direct Ramp built...no flyover needed there!
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1037 on: May 31, 2018, 12:14:30 AM »

And why is the ramp to take I-80 west from I-90 to I-94 closed when they just rebuilt it a few years ago?
Better question, why doesn’t INDOT build a Westbound I-80/90 to Westbound I-80/94 Flyover?

But thats a bit off topic, as this is a thread on Illinois/IDOT issues

Good luck getting ITRCC to cooperate with that.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1038 on: May 31, 2018, 12:23:22 AM »

And why is the ramp to take I-80 west from I-90 to I-94 closed when they just rebuilt it a few years ago?
Better question, why doesn’t INDOT build a Westbound I-80/90 to Westbound I-80/94 Flyover?

But thats a bit off topic, as this is a thread on Illinois/IDOT issues
there was an old plan on that some one had on there website with flyovers before the toll road was leased out.
I thought someone posted an old planned Stack Interchange for the crossing/transitioning Interstates, but I doubt that is happening now

The big movements need to be for I-80 Thru Traffic, so build a Direct Westbound 80/90 to Westbound 80/94 Flyover, and a Direct Eastbound 89/94 to Eastbound 80/90 Ramp. The other movements, there are still the old Ramps

At least get the Thru I-80 East Direct Ramp built...no flyover needed there!

the rest area is kind of in the way.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1039 on: June 01, 2018, 02:28:05 AM »

US 67 bridge across the Illinois River at Beardstown is reduced to only 1 lane of traffic from June 1 until sometime in September.

http://wlds.com/news/one-lane-traffic-on-u-s-67-across-bridge-at-illinois-river-starting-tomorrow/
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1040 on: June 01, 2018, 11:42:49 AM »

What's going on on I-55 southbound, south of Arsenal Road near Wilmington? I tried looking at IDOT's site, but it's hard to find timely, useful information there.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1041 on: June 01, 2018, 12:15:50 PM »

What's going on on I-55 southbound, south of Arsenal Road near Wilmington? I tried looking at IDOT's site, but it's hard to find timely, useful information there.

Bridge repairs (again!) to the I-55 bridge over the BNSF Railway.  The same one that had a hole open up in the decking last year.
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« Reply #1042 on: June 01, 2018, 06:14:14 PM »

IL-336 bypass around Macomb from US 136 to US 167 is now open to traffic.

The bypass is only a "super 2" since what's supposed to be southbound lanes haven't been paved yet.

http://tspr.org/post/macomb-bypass-now-open-traffic
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1043 on: June 01, 2018, 10:28:25 PM »

IL-336 bypass around Macomb from US 136 to US 167 is now open to traffic.

The bypass is only a "super 2" since what's supposed to be southbound lanes haven't been paved yet.

http://tspr.org/post/macomb-bypass-now-open-traffic

What a total cluster this has been. 2 is better than none but 4 is the way. A microsm of the banana state Illinois has become.

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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1044 on: June 02, 2018, 07:16:06 PM »

I hear in that few thousand feet in Illinois they manage to run one hell of a revenue speed trap. I've seen how bad that county is on 57 with multiple cars always pulled over in that first 20 miles of Illinois that I can believe it. On google earth you can even see the bear sitting there at the base of the Ohio river bridge.
70 isn't low, it's what a majority of states have except for only a handful.

What are you talking about?  There aren't any Interstates there lol.  This is US51, US60, and US62 we're talking about.  Debate is not related

See the bolded part.  There's I-57.

Big Rig Steve drove SB I-57 through there about a week ago and made a comment about an ISP (or was it a Pulaski County Mountie or a local Cairo city cop?) running a radar trap in a construction zone on the part of that highway that is in the City of Cairo.  I have zero objections to doing heavy enforcement in a construction zone, BTW, but otherwise, just from watching that video, all of I-57 south of I-24 in Illinois just *screams* 'speedtrap!' to me.

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The few thousand feet in Illinois I was talking about was US51 between the two bridges, not 57. I heard a trucker on the CB say the rickety old bridges have 25mph limits. Still even on 57 you don't even want to do 71 72, set the cruise a few MPH under the limit. They are that aggressive in raising revenue. It isn't the State Troopers who do all the speed traps around Cairo, it's local and county. I work with a guy from Paduchah and he said Pulaski county is notorious for speed traps to get revenue. It is a broke area with little economic activity and in ruins like Flint.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1045 on: June 03, 2018, 11:10:00 AM »

I hear in that few thousand feet in Illinois they manage to run one hell of a revenue speed trap. I've seen how bad that county is on 57 with multiple cars always pulled over in that first 20 miles of Illinois that I can believe it. On google earth you can even see the bear sitting there at the base of the Ohio river bridge.
70 isn't low, it's what a majority of states have except for only a handful.

What are you talking about?  There aren't any Interstates there lol.  This is US51, US60, and US62 we're talking about.  Debate is not related

See the bolded part.  There's I-57.

Big Rig Steve drove SB I-57 through there about a week ago and made a comment about an ISP (or was it a Pulaski County Mountie or a local Cairo city cop?) running a radar trap in a construction zone on the part of that highway that is in the City of Cairo.  I have zero objections to doing heavy enforcement in a construction zone, BTW, but otherwise, just from watching that video, all of I-57 south of I-24 in Illinois just *screams* 'speedtrap!' to me.

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The few thousand feet in Illinois I was talking about was US51 between the two bridges, not 57. I heard a trucker on the CB say the rickety old bridges have 25mph limits. Still even on 57 you don't even want to do 71 72, set the cruise a few MPH under the limit. They are that aggressive in raising revenue. It isn't the State Troopers who do all the speed traps around Cairo, it's local and county. I work with a guy from Paduchah and he said Pulaski county is notorious for speed traps to get revenue. It is a broke area with little economic activity and in ruins like Flint.

I dont think I would want to drive faster than 25mph on those bridges with any rig as the lanes are just barely legal. I cant imagine how many mirrors have met their demise on those 2 relics.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1046 on: June 13, 2018, 12:56:26 AM »

been on that stretch hundreds of times running between Paducah and Memphis and am still yet to see any cops between the bridges.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1047 on: June 13, 2018, 09:07:50 AM »

IL-336 bypass around Macomb from US 136 to US 167 is now open to traffic.

The bypass is only a "super 2" since what's supposed to be southbound lanes haven't been paved yet.

http://tspr.org/post/macomb-bypass-now-open-traffic

What a total cluster this has been. 2 is better than none but 4 is the way. A microsm of the banana state Illinois has become.


Just goes to show how messed up the state has been, because everything outside Chicago is complete and utter crap.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1048 on: June 13, 2018, 09:43:31 AM »

IL-336 bypass around Macomb from US 136 to US 167 is now open to traffic.

The bypass is only a "super 2" since what's supposed to be southbound lanes haven't been paved yet.

http://tspr.org/post/macomb-bypass-now-open-traffic

What a total cluster this has been. 2 is better than none but 4 is the way. A microsm of the banana state Illinois has become.


Just goes to show how messed up the state has been, because everything outside Chicago is complete and utter crap.

I'd argue that things aren't much better in the CHicago metro
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1049 on: June 13, 2018, 05:34:02 PM »

IL-336 bypass around Macomb from US 136 to US 167 is now open to traffic.

The bypass is only a "super 2" since what's supposed to be southbound lanes haven't been paved yet.

http://tspr.org/post/macomb-bypass-now-open-traffic



What a total cluster this has been. 2 is better than none but 4 is the way. A microsm of the banana state Illinois has become.


Just goes to show how messed up the state has been, because everything outside Chicago is complete and utter crap.

I'd argue that things aren't much better in the CHicago metro

The tolls roads is where all the cool stuff is happening.
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