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Green Light for Toll Bridge Linking I-80 to CenterPoint

[Chicago Tribune] The state has given the green light to a new toll bridge linking Interstate 80 to the CenterPoint intermodal facility in Joliet and Elwood….

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Passenger Rail on the Move in the Great Lakes Megaregion

Chicago and Toronto are in the top five largest metros in North America (behind only Mexico City, New York City, and Los Angeles), and they are both meeting new success with passenger rail options. The GTA Metrolinx is expanding the Toronto Regional Express Rail network, and IDOT gets a green light for the Chicago – Quad Cities (IL, IA) line. Read more…

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FHWA Targets Border Congestion with Technology

“Michigan has the busiest commercial truck border crossing in North America. For commercial vehicles on long routes through the Great Lakes region, the most significant delay on a consistent basis occurs at border crossings between the US and Canada.” – GLRTOC MCOM FFY 2011 Proposal

FHWA awarded $256k for innovative border wait time technology for northern border crossings in Michigan and elsewhere to to improve trade with Canada…

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I-39/90 Expansion Project

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has launched a video that shows people how to use its projects website to plan trips around major road work.

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Weekend Ramp Closure on Jane Byrne Interchange

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the ramp from the southbound Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90/94) to the westbound Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290), in Chicago, will be closed for the weekend, beginning, weather permitting, Friday, May 13.

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80/90 PUSH – Indiana Toll Road

The Indiana Toll Road Concession Company (ITRCC) is making a $200 million investment in the safety and quality of its customers’ experience. The 80/90 PUSH Project will reconstruct over 70 miles of pavement and make improvements to 53 bridges.