finish building the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway to Nowhere so that it
connects with the airport and nearby toll roads, according to the Daily Herald.
This I gotta see.
Where to put the confounded highway and how to pay for it have held
it up for decades, leading to the well-worn quote about how the
Elgin-O'Hare Expressway goes neither to O'Hare or Elgin.
Currently, the eastern leg ends in Itasca, about five miles short of
the airport, and feeds into such congested arterials as Thorndale Ave.
and York Rd. The present terminus would be moved to the east to connect
with a new airport by-pass road that supposedly will be built on the
airport itself. That by-pass road would connect somewhere with the
Tri-State Tollway on the south and the Northwest Tollway on the north.
I cannot imagine a more financially and logistically challenged highway project.
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