Oct 15, 2013

Illiana Tollroad

A new interstate quality highway connecting Illinois and Indiana has been planned for over forty years. It has become controversial.  Some people think we should devote all of our resources for transit and redevelopment of older areas.

But the Chicago region and the nation as a whole continues to grow. Much of this growth is auto dependent.  Wishing that everyone would take transit is wishful thinking and impossible for much of built environment.

The map below illustrates the need for the Illiana. Lake Michigan funnels traffic demand to the south end of the lake.  The convergence of roads shows the need.

The Illiana will keep traffic out of the crowded Chicago expressway system. This reduce congestion, oil consumption, frustration, and air pollution. The Illiana should be built.

  1. Illiana Corridor—Partnering for Progress


    As part of the federal environmental approval process, the Illiana Corridor must be ...IDOT and INDOT will act as joint lead agencies with Federal Highway ...
  2. News for illiana expressway

    1. Chicago Tribune ‎- 19 hours ago
      A Thursday vote on the proposed Illiana Expressway puts taxpayers at risk for up to $1.1 billion. It's not worth it.
    1. Chicago Daily Herald‎ - 23 hours ago
    2. Kankakee Daily Journal‎ - 3 hours ago

  3. Illiana Expressway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    The Illiana Expressway is a controversial proposed toll road between northern portions of the U.S. states of Illinois and Indiana. Formal Environmental Impact ...
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  5. Illiana Expressway plan looks like it will pass - DailyHerald.com


    1 day ago - It's a tangled political web when it comes to forecasting how a powerful committee will vote on including the Illiana Expressway in a list of ...

  6. Quinn loses preliminary vote on Illiana Expressway | abc7chicago.com


    6 days ago - Calling the proposed Illiana Expressway "a highway in nowhere land," the chairman of northeastern Illinois' official planning agency called for ...

  7. Illinois Department of Transportation - Illiana Expressway


    WELCOME TO THE ILLIANA CORRIDOR PROJECT STUDY. This site has been created to facilitate public input and communicate information about the project ...

  8. illiana expressway | TOLLROADSnews


    2013-10-11: Illinois secretary of transportation Ann Schneider and DOT officials are quietly pointing to possible reconsideration of the Illiana Expressway project ...

  9. Illiana Expressway - Vote No! | Facebook


    Illiana Expressway - Vote No! 220 likes · 11 talking about this. This page is dedicated to all the people who want to protest the new proposed Illiana Corridor ...

  10. Is the billion dollar Illiana Expressway worth funding? - Chicago ...


    20 hours ago - A billion dollars or more may be riding on a decision about whether or not to build the proposed Illiana Expressway in the South Suburbs.

  11. Quinn throws support behind 47-mile Illiana Expressway - The Daily ...


    3 hours ago - Those who call a proposed Illiana Expressway a "highway in nowhere land" have a "know nothing" approach. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said that ...