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Tollway Investing More Than $400 Million In I-90 'Road to Riches'

The Illinois Tollway announced Monday its plans to invest $922 million in capital projects in 2013, doubling the amount it spent in 2012.

The Illinois Tollway announced Monday its plans to invest $922 million in capital projects in 2013, doubling the amount it spent in 2012.

This includes funding for the second year of the agency's 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.   These investments are expected to create or sustain more than 10,000 construction jobs throughout Northern Illinois.

In 2013, the Illinois Tollway will begin investing $415.2 million as part of the $2.2 billion Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Rebuilding and Widening Project.  This includes roadway rebuilding and widening in the eastbound lanes between the Elgin Toll Plaza and I-39 in Rockford, bridge construction on I-90 over the Kishwaukee River, Mosquito Creek, Coon Creek and U.S. Route 20.  Sleepy Hollow Road and Union Pacific Railroad will be rebuilt, as well as nine local bridges that carry traffic over the Tollway.  In addition, interchange improvements are planned at Business U.S. Route 20/State Street in Rockford and Lee Street in Rosemont.

An 'Eyewitness News' in-depth report entitle 'Road to Riches' examined how I-90 expansion could represent the biggest economic opportunity in decades for the Stateline region, and how Machesney Park in particular is investing millions of dollars to cash in.  You can see the reports at the following links:

http://mystateline.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=383002
http://mystateline.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=383272
http://mystateline.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=383502

The Illinois Tollway will begin the 2013 construction season by hosting two public open house meetings to provide businesses, communities and customers with construction information for work scheduled to begin this spring on the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project.

The open house meetings will be held from 4-7 p.m. on March 12 at the Huntley Village Hall, 10987 Main Street, in Huntley, and on March 14 at the Belvidere Oasis, I-90 milepost 24.  Members of the general public are invited to view informational displays, learn about construction schedules and ask questions about the project that will support economic growth, create jobs and improve access for Tollway customers traveling to and from communities along I-90.

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