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 “This project will replace an outdated, heavily congested roadway with a modern, 21st Century corridor that will serve as a vital link in the region’s transportation network,” says authority chief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-Tunnel-Bridge Maintenance Illinois Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (IL Tollway)


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-Tunnel-Bridge Safety (Includes COVID-19 Impacts) Indiana Indiana Toll Road Concession Company (ITRCC)


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