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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2016, 02:18:22 PM »

115th or maybe even Central Ave is needed. That would relieve traffic from 95th and Cicero/127th. The only problem with Central is businesses in the way. 115th you could play around with all that land by the technical college and your idea with the land between the Cal Sag and the trailer park
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2016, 08:23:35 PM »

Speed limit on I-90 between I-39 and just west of Randall Road has not been raised to 70 as of today.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2016, 11:16:43 PM »

A tunnel under I-94 from WB 94 to SB 294 would be a great eventuality.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2016, 11:04:57 AM »

That might be impossible, if you move one toll, it will affect another. I don't know if this is going to be any help to I-90 east, but IDOT is planning to do a project named the Cumberland Flyover, http://www.idot.illinois.gov/projects/Cumberland-Flyover-Project
Wait wait wait.  So they're building a new flyover ramp so EB I-90 traffic can more easily access SB Cumberland because of the proximity of the on-ramp from EB I-190.

Look just a little bit to the west.  The new location of the SB Cumberland off-ramp is going to be RIGHT AFTER the onramp from NB I-294, instead of being RIGHT AFTER the I-190 onramp.  LMAO IT'S GOING TO BE THE SAME PROBLEM IN A DIFFERENT LOCATION  :rofl:  They're just moving the weave issues further west!  And I love how they conveniently cut the rest of the I-294 interchange out of the diagram shown on the webpage (linked in quote above)
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2016, 09:28:51 PM »

^ It appears that, depending upon how ISTHA has I-90 configured post-rebuild, that the weave would be separated from mainline traffic, and EB I-90 to SB Cumberland traffic would have to exit through the toll plaza.

(Edited to fix typo)
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2016, 09:58:55 AM »

I find the Cumberland Flyover to be a problem because it is strictly South Cumberland, it doesn't help any drivers who are going north on Cumberland or into the CTA lot.

I remember we used to get off at Cumberland a lot but it got so bad we started getting off at River Road coming from 294.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2016, 10:43:06 PM »

I find the Cumberland Flyover to be a problem because it is strictly South Cumberland, it doesn't help any drivers who are going north on Cumberland or into the CTA lot.

I remember we used to get off at Cumberland a lot but it got so bad we started getting off at River Road coming from 294.
I practice that exact method to this very day.  Every time I go into the city on the blue line, I get off at River and go to the CTA lot on Cumberland, by way of Higgins.  It's so bad there.  And I'm pretty certain that traffic getting to the Cumberland SB ramp isn't the problem...this project makes no sense.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2016, 11:22:01 PM »

The Tollway will be permanently closing the eastern loop ramps on the Farnsworth Avenue interchange this week.

http://www.illinoistollway.com/documents/10157/5a296b3d-4eb9-4f39-8412-ae5b0e45bb19
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2016, 02:05:08 AM »

I find the Cumberland Flyover to be a problem because it is strictly South Cumberland, it doesn't help any drivers who are going north on Cumberland or into the CTA lot.

I remember we used to get off at Cumberland a lot but it got so bad we started getting off at River Road coming from 294.

huh?? I thought the cta parking lot was off south cumberland
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2016, 08:15:42 PM »

I find the Cumberland Flyover to be a problem because it is strictly South Cumberland, it doesn't help any drivers who are going north on Cumberland or into the CTA lot.

I remember we used to get off at Cumberland a lot but it got so bad we started getting off at River Road coming from 294.

huh?? I thought the cta parking lot was off south cumberland
In order to get to the CTA lot, you have to get off at north exit and then cross Cumberland.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2016, 09:28:37 AM »

The Tollway will be permanently closing the eastern loop ramps on the Farnsworth Avenue interchange this week.

http://www.illinoistollway.com/documents/10157/5a296b3d-4eb9-4f39-8412-ae5b0e45bb19

So in other words, 2 new lights on Farnsworth in a stretch that already has lights at Bilter Rd, Outlet Blvd, and Molitor Rd. Brilliant. SMDH.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #36 on: June 24, 2016, 06:10:32 PM »

The Tollway will be permanently closing the eastern loop ramps on the Farnsworth Avenue interchange this week.

http://www.illinoistollway.com/documents/10157/5a296b3d-4eb9-4f39-8412-ae5b0e45bb19

So in other words, 2 new lights on Farnsworth in a stretch that already has lights at Bilter Rd, Outlet Blvd, and Molitor Rd. Brilliant. SMDH.

Those new signals better feature an interconnect.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2016, 08:22:29 PM »

I guess the new Lee Street eastbound exit ramp on I-90 will be built next year

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160621/news/160629723/
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #38 on: August 06, 2016, 10:42:00 AM »

I went to look at that stretch of I-90 on Google Earth and I realized... Did they update the Satellite imagery?? I checked Balmoral, it's completely finished the on the imagery and the Thorndale Interchange is up to date.

I am just wondering if they would move that road south of I-90 to make room for the EB exit ramp for Lee.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2016, 11:41:55 AM »

Yes, Google finally put out an update for some of Chicagoland; I can tell by the progress on some of the bridges over I-90 and how they have some sections with traffic routed to the outer edges of the roadway.  Lake and McHenry County though do not seem to have been updated.

The newer imagery also shows the stub for the future entrance to WB I-90 from Central Road in Schaumburg.

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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2016, 11:57:02 AM »

Yes, Google finally put out an update for some of Chicagoland; I can tell by the progress on some of the bridges over I-90 and how they have some sections with traffic routed to the outer edges of the roadway.  Lake and McHenry County though do not seem to have been updated.

The newer imagery also shows the stub for the future entrance to WB I-90 from Central Road in Schaumburg.

And I just noticed that there's going to be on WB on-ramp at Meacham, I thought there'd only be an off-ramp.

Oh and it looks like there's bridge work at the River Road toll plaza, every year that's under construction. Other than the Elgin O'Hare and the NW Tollway, there's not much to look at in terms of the Tollways. I guess Route 59 and I-88 is another interchange to check out.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2016, 04:16:47 PM »


The newer imagery also shows the stub for the future entrance to WB I-90 from Central Road in Schaumburg.

Where?  All I see is what looks like a construction entrance for contractors' access off Central Rd.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #42 on: August 06, 2016, 05:39:55 PM »

Yes, Google finally put out an update for some of Chicagoland; I can tell by the progress on some of the bridges over I-90 and how they have some sections with traffic routed to the outer edges of the roadway.  Lake and McHenry County though do not seem to have been updated.

The newer imagery also shows the stub for the future entrance to WB I-90 from Central Road in Schaumburg.

It seems Google always does the Chicago area in waves.  Usually Lake and McHenry Counties are updated a month or so later. 
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #43 on: August 06, 2016, 09:17:16 PM »


The newer imagery also shows the stub for the future entrance to WB I-90 from Central Road in Schaumburg.

Where?  All I see is what looks like a construction entrance for contractors' access off Central Rd.

Here.  The shoulder would not widen out like that for a contractor's entrance, nor would it have that concrete section.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #44 on: September 01, 2016, 10:14:15 PM »

Yes, Google finally put out an update for some of Chicagoland; I can tell by the progress on some of the bridges over I-90 and how they have some sections with traffic routed to the outer edges of the roadway.  Lake and McHenry County though do not seem to have been updated.

The newer imagery also shows the stub for the future entrance to WB I-90 from Central Road in Schaumburg.

It seems Google always does the Chicago area in waves.  Usually Lake and McHenry Counties are updated a month or so later.

Lake and McHenry County have been updated now.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #45 on: September 12, 2016, 09:24:16 AM »

Tollway has a new website. Got on it briefly this morning to try and update I-pass info but that stuff was down while they were getting the new website up, trying to load it up now seems to take forever so hopefully in the next few hours it gets faster.
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #46 on: September 17, 2016, 09:46:15 AM »

Tollway has a new website. Got on it briefly this morning to try and update I-pass info but that stuff was down while they were getting the new website up, trying to load it up now seems to take forever so hopefully in the next few hours it gets faster.

It's not even 9am on a Saturday. It's still pathetically slow. And the cap on password length to 20 characters is inexcusable on a brand-new website.

Oh, and you can't look at your history before September 7th.

Seriously?
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #47 on: September 17, 2016, 10:23:06 AM »

And you can't even view the live images of the construction on the website. I liked the old website better.
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« Reply #48 on: September 18, 2016, 11:23:27 AM »

You guys are right, the website is still painful slow at times and the live images don't seem to work. However I did a little digging into the source code and found the camera hosting links. I've linked to them below.

https://www.earthcam.net/projects/illinoistollway/foxriver/index.php

http://www.earthcam.net/projects/illinoistollway/barrington/?cam=mpr&archiveid=1

http://www.earthcam.net/projects/illinoistollway/i90m5/?cam=mpr&archiveid=1
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Re: Illinois Tollway Notes
« Reply #49 on: September 18, 2016, 09:42:46 PM »

« Last Edit: September 18, 2016, 09:45:15 PM by ILRoad55 »
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