IL Tollway Reaches $96 Million Land Deal for O’Hare Western Bypass, but Project Remains in Jeopardy

Daily Herald reports, “One obstacle to a western bypass around O’Hare fell [on September 22] as Illinois tollway directors approved a deal with Chicago to buy airport property, but another issue looms. The tollway will pay $96 million for land on O’Hare’s western edge that will allow it to build a bypass connecting to the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway, I-90 in Des Plaines and the Tri-State Tollway near Franklin Park.” The report adds that the tollway’s dispute with the Canadian Pacific Railroad over acquiring property for the highway project remains at an impasse and puts the project in jeopardy.