Despite assurances from Transportation officials, local officials and residents are still concerned that proposed alterations to the Eisenhower Expressway will result in expanding the footprint of 290 into backyards.

More importantly, however, local stakeholders demand that all alternatives are taken into account before a decision is made on what to do with the Expressway’s congestion issues.

“We’re of the opinion that all of the alternatives need to receive fair and even-handed treatment in terms of the analysis,” Oak Park Village President Pope told “We thought it was inappropriate to have all six of the alternatives presuppose an added traffic lane in each direction, given that no analysis or evaluations to date have shown that to be required.”

If IDOT or the Tollway do choose to expand the highway, Sever Storey is confident that land acquisition will be required

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