Circle Interchange to be rebuilt
04/25/2012 2:48 PM
The Circle Interchange, the massive network of criss-crossing highway ramps that connect the Eisenhower, Dan Ryan and Kennedy expressways, looks set to undergo a major revamp.
Though work still isn’t done yet on Congress Parkway east of the interchange, Gov. Pat Quinn announced that the state has hired a contractor for a $40 million study that’ll look at what kind of improvements need to be made, and what the timeline could be.
The study will take roughly two years to complete, according to a press release from Quinn’s office.
“Anyone who has driven in Chicago will tell you that the Circle Interchange is one of the toughest traffic spots,” Ann Schneider, Illinois Transportation Secretary said in a written statement. “The engineering studies are the first step toward providing relief to motorists stuck in traffic and helping the environment by cutting down on harmful emissions from idling vehicles.”
A press release said the state will be reaching out to directly affected parties, including the University of Illinois at Chicago and nearby neighborhoods and businesses.