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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1375 on: February 19, 2019, 02:23:27 PM »

Laraway should have been upgraded 20 years ago.

Funny, , , I remember Laraway being a gravel farm road when I was a little kid in New Lenox in the 1980s.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1376 on: February 19, 2019, 03:19:29 PM »

Laraway should have been upgraded 20 years ago.

Funny, , , I remember Laraway being a gravel farm road when I was a little kid in New Lenox in the 1980s.

I was a teenager then, and I remember that.  The Laraway corridor would have been a perfect I-80 bypass, and it should have been preserved as such, but you know what they say about hindsight and all.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1377 on: February 24, 2019, 04:24:36 PM »

Revive 755 Said: "That would be fine, if I-55 was not starting to have capacity issues outside of peak hour, particularly the stretch between I-355 and IL 53."

What they should have done when the redid the I-55 & I-355 interchange was to extend the entrance and exit lanes to the Route 53 entrance and exit lanes.  55 is fine usually west of Route 53 in peak hours.  Although, the nightmare this year is going to be when they redo the Weber Rd interchange as a DDI. I will be avoiding Weber like the plague.


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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1378 on: March 04, 2019, 08:59:28 AM »

I had an "opportunity" to be in Decatur yesterday, and I have to ask, is it legal to blatantly run red lights in the town? I witnessed three separate incidences of where the light had been red for 5 seconds, and a vehicle whizzed through.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1379 on: March 04, 2019, 12:45:21 PM »

I had an "opportunity" to be in Decatur yesterday, and I have to ask, is it legal to blatantly run red lights in the town? I witnessed three separate incidences of where the light had been red for 5 seconds, and a vehicle whizzed through.
No cop, no stop.

I was walking my son home on Saturday and couldn't figure out why several cars were running a red light, so I stepped in front of one.  Then the car honked at me and I realized I'd stepped in front of a car that was part of a funeral procession.  Oops.  Unfortunately me stepping in front of the car meant that a bunch of cars traveling in the same direction as me cut in front of the funeral procession, which fucked the whole thing up. 
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1380 on: March 07, 2019, 11:00:08 AM »

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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1381 on: March 07, 2019, 12:58:39 PM »

Lmao a falling building, how was this not seen when they did the initial studies??
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1382 on: March 08, 2019, 08:09:49 PM »

Lmao a falling building, how was this not seen when they did the initial studies??

The engineering companies "failed" to recognize the poor soil in those areas and properly spec out what kind of retaining wall was needed. Which to me means the company failed to do its job and the contract should be voided, no further money should be offered to the firm and they should have to pay IDOT and the construction companies how ever much it will cost to fix the issue. But in IDOTs eyes they are going to keep the firms on, let them finish with the project and then determine what kind of action is best.

To me its one thing to miss a minor detail or something that is easily correctable and only would cost a few thousand to fix, and while that would be disappointing it happens. But to completely miss poor soil means either you had no clue what you were doing or didn't run the right tests and didn't double check the samples to make sure the data was correct, and when you are spending millions of dollars to build something you would think that would be most important,

As my dad always told me, measure twice, cut once.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1383 on: March 22, 2019, 08:43:45 PM »

Noticed new signs today  on I-55 southbound near the IL-126 exit - "ROUGH ROAD - NEXT 8 MILES"
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1384 on: March 22, 2019, 09:08:43 PM »

Noticed new signs today  on I-55 southbound near the IL-126 exit - "ROUGH ROAD - NEXT 8 MILES"

Typical IDOT, use a sign instead of fixing the actual problem.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1385 on: March 22, 2019, 09:46:56 PM »

Noticed new signs today  on I-55 southbound near the IL-126 exit - "ROUGH ROAD - NEXT 8 MILES"

Typical IDOT, use a sign instead of fixing the actual problem.

“We won’t fix the problem but we can tell you how long it’s going to be rough”.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1386 on: March 22, 2019, 09:49:57 PM »

In fairness I believe Indiana had one of these kinds of signs along I-65 last year.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1387 on: March 23, 2019, 11:25:27 PM »

Noticed new signs today  on I-55 southbound near the IL-126 exit - "ROUGH ROAD - NEXT 8 MILES"

Typical IDOT, use a sign instead of fixing the actual problem.

“We won’t fix the problem but we can tell you how long it’s going to be rough”.

I've seen these signs all over the country, they're hardly a novelty in Illinois. I'm sure IDOT will fix the issue as soon as they have the budget and the weather has settled down.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1388 on: March 24, 2019, 02:13:43 AM »

^ Sorry to go a bit off-topic, but I see you are living in Chicago instead of Rome, NY now.  Better job?
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1389 on: March 24, 2019, 06:40:19 AM »

Noticed new signs today  on I-55 southbound near the IL-126 exit - "ROUGH ROAD - NEXT 8 MILES"

Typical IDOT, use a sign instead of fixing the actual problem.

“We won’t fix the problem but we can tell you how long it’s going to be rough”.

I've seen these signs all over the country, they're hardly a novelty in Illinois. I'm sure IDOT will fix the issue as soon as they have the budget and the weather has settled down.

What budget?  :rofl:
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1390 on: March 24, 2019, 05:49:02 PM »

^ Sorry to go a bit off-topic, but I see you are living in Chicago instead of Rome, NY now.  Better job?

Better life. I just wish I could change my username here.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1391 on: March 26, 2019, 02:36:54 AM »

I'm glad to hear that.  I have followed your website for quite a while, although there hasn't been too much new the last few years, more than likely because of your job.  I am originally from the Camillus, NY area myself (1 mile south of the hamlet of Memphis on top of the hill on Bennett Corners Road, if you are semi-familiar with that area).  As you can see by my avatar, I am still partial to the Syracuse area.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1392 on: April 06, 2019, 06:55:00 PM »

Whatever happened to the proposed I-39/US 20 project in Rockford between Harrison Ave and the I-39 SB interchange? I don't see any information anywhere about it. Is it still under consideration?
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1393 on: April 08, 2019, 04:07:58 PM »

My commute is about to get more interesting...

Weber Road And I-55 Construction Heats Up
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1394 on: April 09, 2019, 09:59:16 AM »

My commute is about to get more interesting...

Weber Road And I-55 Construction Heats Up

I wish before they started this that they made 126 a full interchange and access to the area southeast of the interchange. It would elevate the mess that Weber is going to be for 3 years.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1395 on: April 09, 2019, 11:15:43 AM »

My commute is about to get more interesting...

Weber Road And I-55 Construction Heats Up

I wish before they started this that they made 126 a full interchange and access to the area southeast of the interchange. It would elevate the mess that Weber is going to be for 3 years.

This is a really good point.  The next crossing of I-55 to the south is all the way down at Airport Road.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1396 on: April 09, 2019, 01:11:33 PM »

My commute is about to get more interesting...

Weber Road And I-55 Construction Heats Up

I wish before they started this that they made 126 a full interchange and access to the area southeast of the interchange. It would elevate the mess that Weber is going to be for 3 years.

This is a really good point.  The next crossing of I-55 to the south is all the way down at Airport Road.

IDOT has some plans here..  I like the closing the 126 exit altogether, and rerouting 126 along taylor Rd (diamond interchange at 55) so that the road connects to Weber

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http://www.airportand126study.org/
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1397 on: April 12, 2019, 04:06:25 AM »

Found this to be interesting... 30 years of IDOT changes in the Chicagoland area...

https://abc7chicago.com/traffic/30-years-of-idot-changes/5235138/
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1398 on: April 12, 2019, 10:11:49 PM »

I-39 from Rockford to Bloomington is by far the WORST maintained road I have ever traveled.  The past 3 weeks I took a road trip through 9 states and never encountered anything like this anywhere else.  There were potholes from the entrance ramp south of Rockford to the merge with I-55 by Bloomington.  I just kept praying my tires would survive.  It looked just as bad on the other side of the road going north. 
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1399 on: April 12, 2019, 10:15:36 PM »

^^ That’s typical for IDOT.
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