IDOT’s Plan to Charge Tolls on New Eisenhower Expressway Lanes Bombs with One Paper’s Readers

Daily Herald, reports, “Readers cheered a plan to add another lane to fix the Eisenhower Expressway’s infamous three-lane bottleneck but booed levying a toll on vehicles occupied by one or two people.” The Illinois Department of Transportation is trying to straddle a cash shortfall by charging tolls on proposed new lanes in each direction between Mannheim Road and Austin Boulevard. Carpools with three or more people would drive free.” IDOT’s official public comment period runs through February 13, and public hearings are scheduled for January 25 and 26.