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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1625 on: October 04, 2019, 04:04:22 PM »

our 45 billion

According to the people I have spoken to, IDOT's "state highway" share of the capital plan is nowhere near 45 billion. After subtracting the money for vertical construction, local roads, transit, and a host of other things, it's about 20% of that.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1626 on: October 04, 2019, 06:15:06 PM »

Ok to say the least it has not been clear well nothing has.....
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1627 on: October 11, 2019, 01:49:34 PM »

Well, now, this became more interesting:

Unredacted search warrant for Sen. Martin Sandovalís office shows feds sought material related to ComEd, red light camera and gambling operators, tollway official

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Federal agents were seeking materials related to ComEd and Exelon, Cook County Commissioner Jeff Tobolski, businessman Michael Vondra and red light camera company SafeSpeed, when they raided Sen. Martin Sandovalís Springfield office last month, according to an unredacted search warrant the Illinois Senate released Friday morning.

Sandoval, who has not been charged with any wrongdoing, resigned as chairman of the Senate Transportation committee on Friday.

And here's search warrant:

Read the unredacted federal search warrant for state Sen. Martin Sandovalís Springfield office

In it are mentions of SafeSpeed, Arq Design Build, Inc., Technicraft Collision Repair, businesses owned/controlled by Martin Sandoval, a Countryside cigar lounge (Casa de Montecristo), "Concrete Company A", IDOT, and ComEd.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1628 on: October 12, 2019, 08:30:26 PM »

Well, now, this became more interesting:

Unredacted search warrant for Sen. Martin Sandovalís office shows feds sought material related to ComEd, red light camera and gambling operators, tollway official

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Federal agents were seeking materials related to ComEd and Exelon, Cook County Commissioner Jeff Tobolski, businessman Michael Vondra and red light camera company SafeSpeed, when they raided Sen. Martin Sandovalís Springfield office last month, according to an unredacted search warrant the Illinois Senate released Friday morning.

Sandoval, who has not been charged with any wrongdoing, resigned as chairman of the Senate Transportation committee on Friday.

And here's search warrant:

Read the unredacted federal search warrant for state Sen. Martin Sandovalís Springfield office

In it are mentions of SafeSpeed, Arq Design Build, Inc., Technicraft Collision Repair, businesses owned/controlled by Martin Sandoval, a Countryside cigar lounge (Casa de Montecristo), "Concrete Company A", IDOT, and ComEd.

Too funny. Once again Illinois and corruption strike again.

As I mentioned earlier, he seemed way too "large and in charge" in his transportation committee meetings.

He spoke like everything was a forgone conclusion which rankled a few of his peers who wanted to ask questions.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1629 on: October 13, 2019, 02:27:22 PM »

He resigned as Transportation chair Friday and Pritzger dumped a tollway  nominee.
He overlaps into the Exelon scandal as well
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1630 on: October 16, 2019, 10:06:50 AM »

Any money in the capital bill to hire someone to maintain and update the IDOT website?

My gosh, there is a ton of outdated info on there.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1631 on: October 16, 2019, 11:25:44 AM »

Any money in the capital bill to hire someone to maintain and update the IDOT website?

My gosh, there is a ton of outdated info on there.

All of Illinois' state websites are like that.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1632 on: October 17, 2019, 10:40:53 AM »

All of Illinois' state websites are like that.

FTFY.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1633 on: October 19, 2019, 01:48:39 PM »

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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1634 on: October 20, 2019, 06:22:03 PM »

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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1635 on: October 20, 2019, 08:55:46 PM »

Ha ha.
They don't have many road projects in yet. Not only doesn't Illinois update it's web pages they aren't updating the road plans. Perhaps to busy with the feds.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1636 on: October 21, 2019, 01:54:14 PM »

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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1637 on: October 21, 2019, 06:33:56 PM »

One project that caught my eye was the I-57 widening. They definitely need it.
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I-57 from the Middle Fork of Big Muddy River in Franklin County to the I-64 south Tri-Level interchange  in  District  9  -  $174.6  million  for  additional  lanes  for  25  miles  and  bridge  replacements along this critical freight corridor.

Does this complete all of the widening between I-24 and I-64? I can't remember which parts have been widened already. I know they also got a BUILD grant last year for widening a section as well.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1638 on: October 21, 2019, 08:50:09 PM »

One project that caught my eye was the I-57 widening. They definitely need it.
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I-57 from the Middle Fork of Big Muddy River in Franklin County to the I-64 south Tri-Level interchange  in  District  9  -  $174.6  million  for  additional  lanes  for  25  miles  and  bridge  replacements along this critical freight corridor.

Does this complete all of the widening between I-24 and I-64? I can't remember which parts have been widened already. I know they also got a BUILD grant last year for widening a section as well.
I believe just south of the Marion Main St Exit to the I-24 Split still needs lane 3 on each side...then again, that is the stretch I never drive, so maybe not

I know its only 4 lane between the I-24 Split and the IL 148 Exit

Johnston City to West Frankfort is in progress now

There are a decent number of bridges that need expanded near Rend Lake...Iím a little surprised the cost is that low (relatively speaking)
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1639 on: October 21, 2019, 11:35:24 PM »

Kendall County gets all
its major routes 4-laned. All of IL 47s remaining gaps are filled (Caton Farm to IL 71 and Kennedy Road to Cross Street), into the 4-Lane section in Kane County. IL 71 from IL 47 to Orchard Road. And US 34 is in final construction from Plano to Oswego.
The I-55 add-Lane project around Springfield doesnít appear to get full funding.
I-80 in District 1 gets major attention, as was expected.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1640 on: October 22, 2019, 08:45:45 AM »

Very few 4 lanes downstate. But 34 gets some. They were applicants to Sandovol not a good look.We shall see what the post arrest nationhood like.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1641 on: October 22, 2019, 08:47:11 AM »

One project that caught my eye was the I-57 widening. They definitely need it.
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I-57 from the Middle Fork of Big Muddy River in Franklin County to the I-64 south Tri-Level interchange  in  District  9  -  $174.6  million  for  additional  lanes  for  25  miles  and  bridge  replacements along this critical freight corridor.

Does this complete all of the widening between I-24 and I-64? I can't remember which parts have been widened already. I know they also got a BUILD grant last year for widening a section as well.
I believe just south of the Marion Main St Exit to the I-24 Split still needs lane 3 on each side...then again, that is the stretch I never drive, so maybe not

I know its only 4 lane between the I-24 Split and the IL 148 Exit

Johnston City to West Frankfort is in progress now

There are a decent number of bridges that need expanded near Rend Lake...I’m a little surprised the cost is that low (relatively speaking)

So I looked on Google Maps. It is 3 lanes from just a little south of Exit 53 in Marion up to about exit 59 in Johnston City. I believe they're currently constructing the section from Johnston City to Pond Creek, which is a mile south of Exit 65 in West Frankfort. The project listed in the MYP is from 2 miles north of Exit 65 up to Exit 92 (I-64) in Mt. Vernon.

So unless I'm missing something, it looks like what they still have left is:
~3 miles in West Frankfurt (Pond Creek to the Middle Fork of Big Muddy River (approx Mile Markers 64 to 67)
~8 miles from the I-24/I-57 interchange up to just south of Exit 53 in Marion (Mile marker 44 to approx mile marker 52)

EDIT: It looks like they will start work on the part between Mile Markers 64 and 67 in this next Fiscal Year.


So only the part south of Marion to I-24 will be left after the construction up to I-64 is finished.
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Re: Illinois notes
« Reply #1642 on: October 22, 2019, 08:57:31 AM »

Pritzger mentioned the scandal and claimed this used an objective standard. Yet then one sees among the projects the one the bowed before Sandovol. That said I will take it.
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