Anyone who wants to give their input on the future of the Eisenhower Expressway has until midnight tonight to do so, according to the Village of Oak Park.
The Illinois Department of Transportation is in the process of drafting its "Purpose and Need" statement that will guide the future planning for the expressway. If you’re interested in reading the statement or making a comment, go to www.eisenhowerexpressway.com.
For years, IDOT has been exploring ways to relieve congestion along Interstate 290. The agency has reportedly been focused on adding extra lanes, which could mean losing land along Garfield and Harrison in Oak Park. On the other side, the village has pushed for expanding the Blue Line out west, possibly to Oak Brook.
"Village officials are urging residents to emphasize the need for more efficient, economical transit west of the Forest Park [el station], particularly an extension of the Blue Line," a village email release this morning stated.