Daily News Briefs, April 30, 2020

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Illinois Tollway Chief Says $4 Billion I-294 Project Will Yield Regional and Local Benefits

ConstructionEquipmentGuide.com takes an in-depth look at the Illinois Tollway authority’s $4 billion Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) reconstruction project. “This project will replace an outdated, heavily congested roadway with a modern, 21st Century corridor that will serve as a vital link in the region’s transportation network,” says authority chief executive José Alvarez. “Rebuilding and widening I-294 . . . also allows us to address regional and local issues, particularly relieving traffic congestion on local roads, improving drainage and increasing access to neighboring communities.”

Chicago Metro Area Highway and Bridge Maintenance Illinois Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (IL Tollway)

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Trooper Suffers Serious Injuries While Investigating Indiana Toll Road Crash

WIBC reports, a state trooper who was investigating an Indiana Toll Road crash was seriously injured early yesterday when an SUV slammed into his patrol car, propelling it into another car and a median wall. The 30-year-old SUV driver, who refused medical treatment and voluntary intoxication tests, was arrested on preliminary charges including intoxicated driving, resisting law enforcement and reckless driving.

Crime Beat Highway and Bridge Safety (Including COVID-19 Impacts) Indiana Indiana Toll Road Concession Company (ITRCC)

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