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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • KDOT expects to hire contractor for Longmeadow Parkway project by fall

    KDOT expects to hire contractor for Longmeadow Parkway project by fall
    Kane County's Department of Transportation is poised to move the Longmeadow Parkway road and toll bridge in northern Kane County forward this fall when it starts seeking contractors for the first phase in the $100 million project. "It's exciting times...
  • My way for the highway signs

    My way for the highway signs
    How impatient am I? So impatient that I go from placid to peeved in less than six seconds when one of those lighted informational billboards over area expressways — officially called Dynamic Message Signs — is offering a random safety tip or...
  • Skokie Police schedule safety checkpoints after Memorial Day

    In an effort to crack down on impaired driving, Skokie Police will conduct roadside safety checks the weekend following Memorial Day. The initiative, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," will be conducted during what Skokie Police say is the deadliest time...
  • DuPage set to start work at 75th & Rickert

    DuPage set to start work at 75th & Rickert
    Drivers who regularly pass through the intersection of 75th Street and Plainfield-Naperville Road/Rickert Drive may want to seek alternate route for the next few months. DuPage County is poised to launch $1 million worth of upgrades that are expected to...
  • Limited auto repair facility approved after revised staff position

    Limited auto repair facility approved after revised staff position
    The Skokie Village Board Monday, May 18, signed off on a special use permit for a new automobile repair facility that came with a change in Village Staff's recommendation. In a split vote, the Plan Commission had narrowly recommended against the special...
  • Manchester DUI Checkpoint Set For Saturday

    Manchester DUI Checkpoint Set For Saturday
    MANCHESTER — Police are to conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday night and early Sunday. The checkpoint will be on Pleasant Valley Road from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., police said. Local officers and members of the regional Metro Traffic Services...
  • Allentown's peregrine falcons nestlings get banded

    Allentown's peregrine falcons nestlings get banded
    Tyler Kreider gingerly cupped the two-week-old peregrine falcon in his hands as Art McMorris carefully inspected it, measuring a variety of features on the bird while assessing its health. This was Bird No. 1, a female, of four nestling peregrine...
  • Officials use simulation to warn of dangers of drunken driving

    Officials use simulation to warn of dangers of drunken driving
    Loud screams echoed off the pavement of the Lake Zurich High School parking lot as local police and fire officials responded to what looked to be an alcohol-induced T-bone crash that left two dead and others seriously injured. At least, that's how it...
  • Memorial Day weekend expected to open deadlier summer road travel season

     Memorial Day weekend expected to open deadlier summer road travel season
    More people will be killed in traffic accidents this summer than during the same time a year ago, safety experts predict as the Memorial Day travel week is about to get underway. Even before the official start of the summer driving season, 294 people...
  • Mayor ready to shake up a bit of status quo

    Mayor Bob Whalen renounced stagnation and also called on residents to reduce outdoor water use during the annual State of the City luncheon May 6 at the Montage Laguna Beach. Whalen spoke in a progressive tone, focusing on upcoming city projects and...
  • Road work on Route 61 in Berks

    Pothole patching will cause lane restrictions the week of May 17 in Berks County. According to a news release from PennDOT, there will be a moving operation May 22 between the Schuylkill County line and Bellemans Church Road from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m....