I294 Oasis

The Tollway Authority is actively considering plans to widen I-294.  Originally constructed in 1958, the Central Tri-State included two lanes in both directions from 95th Street to the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) and three lanes from I-55 to Balmoral Avenue.  In 1972, the southern section was widened from two to three lanes in both directions, and in 1992, a fourth lane was added in both directions along the entire stretch from 95th Street to Balmoral Avenue.  The result of this construction is a patchwork of pavement types and age in varying need of repair.  the reconstruction would add one or two lanes in each direction and would have a negative impact on both residential and public properties in Hinsdale.  the Tollway Authority is in the final stages of its study and anticipates identifying the preferred alternative within the next six months.  Even though actual funding and construction may still be years away, the time is now for our community to engage the Tollway Authority in shaping how the project is integrated into our local context. 

Central Tri-state Tollway Open House

Noisewalls for the Central Tri-State Project

Illinois Tollway Letter to Residents Regarding 417 Mills

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