Hearing the Toll Plan

Shields, Yvette
September 2004
Bond Buyer;9/15/2004, Vol. 349 Issue 31969, p1
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the Illinois State Toll Highway plan. Under the plan, the authority would rebuild the core of the system while simultaneously reducing traffic congestion by converting to an open tolling system. The underpinnings of the roads date back 45 years and repairs have largely been limited to superficial maintenance. The plan also includes a southern extension of Interstate 355 that would occur early in the program at a cost of $730 million. The long-planned extension was put on hold in 1997 when a federal judge halted construction plans after determining that state and federal agencies did not comply with environmental law in their review of the project.


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