Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors is expected to approve a new contract with TranSystem later this month.
Thursday, February 21
The Illinois Tollway’s Finance Administration Operations and Strategic Planning Committees recommended approval today of a $4 million contract award to Schaumburg-based TranSystems Corp. to continue plans for the proposed extension of Illinois Route 53/120 in Lake County. “This is an important step forward for the Illinois Route 53/120 Extension, which is expected to create thousands of jobs and drive economic development in Lake County and the region for decades to come,” said Governor Pat Quinn. “This project can also serve as a national model for how to design and build a roadway that preserves and protects the environment and local communities." The new contract recommended for approval today will develop a detailed engineering …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The Daily Herald reports a single-vehicle motorcycle crash in Palatine shut down traffic on southbound 53 on Monday.
A motorcycle crash in Palatine shut down the southbound lanes on Route 53 south of Lake-Cook Road for about 30 minutes at 4:20 p.m. on Monday. According to the Daily Herald, a Wheeling man driving a motorcycle at a high speed down Route 53 crashed in a single-vehicle accident in Palatine. The man was taken to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights with nonlife-threatening injuries. The Daily Herald reports the cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The Palatine Village Council has approved about 9,856 square feet of sidewalk to fill gaps in the Rand Road corridor.
Palatine is adding sidewalks in the Rand Road corridor to complete and fill any gaps. The Village Council approved a bid of $116,256 from Kings Point of Bensenville for the project. Palatine will be putting in about 9,856 square feet of 5 inch sidewalk on the Rand Road corridor between Route 53 and Hicks Road. Village Manager Reid Ottesen said this project should fill all of the sidewalk gaps in that area. "I would like to thank staff for keeping after this for so many years," said District 4 Council member Greg Solberg. "It's a one piece at a time, as this thing finishes the program. It certainly makes for a much safer way for so many people to get around their neighborhood and in the shopping districts." The work also includes 200 feet …