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Old 03-25-09, 09:27 PM   #1
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Chicago -- Highway construction

Ok, you Chicago guys . . . help me out here. I gotta go down to the LaGrange/Brookfield Friday morning for a funeral. Any road construction on 94-294 that I gotta be aware of?
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Old 03-25-09, 09:28 PM   #2
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Hmm.. Both 294 and 94 are under construction when you come from WI to Brookfield. Pick your poison, heh.
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Old 03-25-09, 09:43 PM   #3
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there are two seasons in Chicago... winter and construction...
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Was close to Kenosha on Sunday for a race and used 294/94 to get there and back. Yep construction. They still have three lanes open but one may be an express lane i.e it's separate from the other two.
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There is always construction on those roads. It is Chicago after all.

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I can't remember a time when there wasn't construction on those roads, or I80, or I88, or I90.

Wellllll, maybe back in the 60's......
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^

I think there was constuction much of the time, even then.



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Traffic is split in some places, i'd stay out of the "express lane" since its only a single lane. Take 294, it wasn't bad at all (late last sat. afternoon) when i was returning from gurnee down to 290.
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Not as bad as it was last spring though? ... I hope.

I mean, in spring it took me three hours to get to downtown , but by fall I was jamming all the way to the south side without too much difficulty.

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Old 03-26-09, 01:39 PM   #10
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Never ending rush hours + harsh freeze/thaw cycles = Roads that never stay repaired.

Defend yourself. Drive aggressive, Sage. And get a set of rugged tires and shocks.
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Thanks guys. I pretty much always expect construction in Chicago -- just too many miles of Highways to not be. The construction on 294 wasn't too bad. On the way north this morning I jumped in the first express lane and regretted it . . . right up to a fairly fierce backup when the two other lanes went down to one.

Always love getting down to Chicago -- although it had been a while since I had been in the Oak Brook area -- lots of even more new development since I was last there!
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Road construction in Chicago?

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