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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • Incidents prompt lane closures during morning rush hour

    Incidents prompt lane closures during morning rush hour
    Several incidents along local roadways caused lane closures during Wednesday's rainy commute, according to the state Department of Transportation. All westbound traffic on MD 27 in Westminster is closed at MD 26 due to a utility problem at 5:32 a.m.,...
  • Work begins on $93M Water Street redevelopment

    Workers began flowing onto Water Street this week, laying the foundation for construction of a boutique hotel, a new parking deck and retail and restaurant space on the southern edge of Naperville's downtown commercial core. "It's great to see," said...
  • Crawford Avenue construction resumes

    Construction has resumed on Crawford Avenue from Oakton Street to Jarvis Avenue in Skokie. There will be daily, daytime lane closures when crews are replacing some driveways, sidewalks, traffic signals and landscaping, officials said in a release....
  • Around Town: Rand Paul to be in Newport for fundraiser

    Around Town: Rand Paul to be in Newport for fundraiser
    Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul is expected to be in Newport Beach on Friday evening for a fundraiser at the home of Helena and Ron Sechrist. Supporters are being asked to contribute up to $10,400 to a joint fundraising committee composed...
  • Partial closings for LaGrange Road project

    Construction on LaGrange Road will shut down portions of 149th and 156th streets east of LaGrange Road in Orland Park, beginning Friday, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. The eastern legs of both intersections should reopen...
  • Police department to begin major crackdown on texting while driving

    The East Hartford Police Department, along with the Connecticut Department of Transportation's Highway Safety Office, recently announced the kick-off of "U DRIVE. U TEXT. U PAY." – an effort to crack down on motorists who choose to text, talk or...
  • Roadwork season begins in Southland

    Roadwork season begins in Southland
    With road construction season approaching, drivers who either have been avoiding or enduring the widening of LaGrange Road through Orland Park and Tinley Park know they have to tough it out a bit longer. But fear not, as the nearly $100 million...
  • Work begins on expansion of Plainfield's stretch of U.S. Route 30

    Work begins on expansion of Plainfield's stretch of U.S. Route 30
    As state construction crews begin utility work on Route 30 east of Route 59, Plainfield officials have a bit of advice for motorists. Stay on Route 59. The two-year construction project will eventually mean more lanes and less congestion, but until...
  • Ticked off! @credit card terminals

    I'm ticked off that on a local dirt road, a large flashing sign says, "Road Construction Begins 01-19-15" and they are yet to begin. I'm ticked off at the morons that back their vehicles into diagonal parking spaces. When they leave, they are moving...
  • Whatever road is taken for highway funds, there's a need for speed

     Whatever road is taken for highway funds, there's a need for speed
    Fuel-efficient cars are great for the air and the planet. But they're lousy for our highways, especially those battery-powered vehicles. Let me remind you why. The more gasoline we buy, the more gas tax we pay. And it's the gas tax that funds road...
  • New Jersey may start selling merchandise with turnpike logo

    Would your morning commute be a little better if you were drinking coffee from an official New Jersey Turnpike travel mug? Would paying tolls be a little less of a task if you could reach in to a genuine Garden State Parkway purse for a quarter to throw...