IL Tollway Board Committee Approves $25 Million for Environmental Impact Study of Route 53 Extension

Chicago Tribune reports, “An Illinois Tollway board committee on Monday [May 22] approved spending $25 million to study a long-debated and controversial extension of Illinois Route 53 north into Lake County. The Customer Service and Planning Committee recommended awarding the environmental impact study project to two engineering firms — CH2M Hill and Knight E/A Inc., based in Englewood, Colo., and Chicago, respectively.” The report adds, “The contract will go before the full Tollway board for a vote Thursday [May 25], when it is likely to be approved.”