IDOT to Open New Ramp from 127th Street to the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from Illinois Department of Transportation

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The relocated entrance ramp
 from 127th Street to the southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) in the Village
 of Alsip will open to traffic after the evening rush hour on May 1, 2001
 weather permitting, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced today.
     The construction of this new ramp is part of a larger two-year,
 $32.5 million project to improve the intersection of IL 50 (Cicero Avenue) at
 127th Street and I-294.  The project is funded by Governor George H. Ryan's
 Illinois FIRST program and is designed to improve safety and reduce congestion
 in this heavily traveled area.
     The new 127th Street entrance ramp to the southbound Tri-State Tollway is
 located further east from the existing ramp and is connected with a new
 signalized intersection.  There will be no inconvenience for motorists as the
 new ramp will be opened at the same time the existing ramp is permanently
 closed.
     Anyone interested in learning more about this or other state highway
 improvement projects in the six county Chicago area are invited to visit the
 IDOT web site at www.dot.state.il.us and click the link to Projects.
 
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SOURCE Illinois Department of Transportation
    SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The relocated entrance ramp
 from 127th Street to the southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) in the Village
 of Alsip will open to traffic after the evening rush hour on May 1, 2001
 weather permitting, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced today.
     The construction of this new ramp is part of a larger two-year,
 $32.5 million project to improve the intersection of IL 50 (Cicero Avenue) at
 127th Street and I-294.  The project is funded by Governor George H. Ryan's
 Illinois FIRST program and is designed to improve safety and reduce congestion
 in this heavily traveled area.
     The new 127th Street entrance ramp to the southbound Tri-State Tollway is
 located further east from the existing ramp and is connected with a new
 signalized intersection.  There will be no inconvenience for motorists as the
 new ramp will be opened at the same time the existing ramp is permanently
 closed.
     Anyone interested in learning more about this or other state highway
 improvement projects in the six county Chicago area are invited to visit the
 IDOT web site at www.dot.state.il.us and click the link to Projects.
 
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