Illinois Department of Transportation

Long Delayed, Eisenhower Rebuild Pushed With New Federal Funds

Proponents of a plan to rebuild the Eisenhower Expressway have renewed optimism in the wake of a federal infrastructure package being signed into law. | File photo Tuesday, November 16, 2021 || By Andy Viano/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews  With the stroke of his pen Nov. 15, President Joe Biden may have breathed life into a dormant plan to remake […]

State Construction Projects Around Proviso Heating Up This Summer, Poised For Completion

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 || By Staff || @maywoodnews  Commuters traveling in and around Proviso Township can expect delays this summer as work on state highways heats up. The projects are part of the state’s $33.2 billion Rebuild Illinois infrastructure program, designed to improve the state’s aging transportation system, state officials said. “These projects represent a significant investment in central […]

Biden’s Infrastructure Push Challenges Illinois’ Car-Centric Approach

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 || By Daniel C. Vock/Better Government Association || @maywoodnews  If President Joe Biden gets his infrastructure package through Congress, it could prompt Illinois and other states to reconsider how much of its transportation networks are built for cars and trucks. Biden on Thursday agreed to a proposal from a bipartisan group of senators that would spend […]

Maywood Native, Frustrated With Highway Trash, Organizes Cleanup

Saturday, March 27, 2021 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Verneka Smith had reached her breaking point.  “Whenever I get on the expressway to go work in Berkeley, this is all I see,” she said on Saturday afternoon, pointing to the unsightly litter along the expressway ramp on 1st and Harrison in Maywood.  “Even when I’m driving back to go […]

Department Of Transportation Opens Applications For Local Transportation Funding

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 || By Jerry Nowicki/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that local governments and planning commissions may begin applying for up to $2 million in grant funding to improve transportation in their communities. The Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program, or ITEP, is in its 14th cycle of funding. There is […]

IDOT Building $46M Pump Station On I-290 To Deal With Highway Flooding

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 || By Maria Maxham/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews  The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is working on a $46 million pump station project on I-290, on the south side of the expressway, west of the Desplaines Avenue exit and immediately west of the Desplaines River. Construction on a new pump station project on I-290. The station is […]

Forest Home Cemetery Up For Sale Amid Legal And Land Issues

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 || By Maria Maxham/Forest Park Review|| @maywoodnews  What do the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), lawsuits, secretly bankrolling Maine and Massachusetts casino campaigns, and criminal and tax investigations in Laos have to do with a cemetery in Forest Park? It’s complicated. Forest Home Cemetery at 863 Desplaines Ave. is on […]

Support Building For Ban On Red-Light Cameras

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 || By Peter Hancock/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  SPRINGFIELD – Bipartisan support appears to be building in the Illinois General Assembly for a statewide ban on red-light cameras. Those are devices that some municipalities install at intersections to detect drivers running through red lights or turning without coming to a full stop. Critics of those devices, […]