More on IDOT’s Plans to Add HOT Lanes to the Eisenhower

Chicago Sun-Times catches up on IDOT’s proposal to add HOT lanes to Chicago’s Eisenhower Expressway (I-290). “The ‘HOT’ lane is key to providing reliable travel times on often-stalled stretches of the expressway, said Pete Harmet, the [IDOT] engineer heading the Eisenhower project. The lane would be open to cars carrying three or more passengers, buses and those willing to pay tolls that would rise and fall based on rush hours. Traffic would move 56 percent faster in the HOT lanes and shave 25 percent of travel times in the three standard lanes, Harmet said.”