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An I-55 toll lane? Illinois seeking private developers for project to ease congestion

An I-55 toll lane? Illinois seeking private developers for project to ease congestion

The state is pursuing a plan to add an express toll lane to the Stevenson Expressway — with some help from private developers.

The Illinois Department of Transportation put out the call Thursday morning for private partners to help develop the Interstate 55 managed lane project — new toll lanes from Bolingbrook to Chicago designed to alleviate congestion.

"This is an important step for a project that can serve as a model for how to rebuild our roads and bridges," Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn said in a news release. "Working together with the private sector, we can learn about best practices for projects like this, potentially...

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