The Federal Department of Transportation announced Thursday that the long-awaited Elgin O’Hare Western Access/Bypass had received federal approval, permitted IDOT to begin construction on the project.

“The beginning of the Elgin-O’Hare Western Access Project is a tremendous victory for the 8th Congressional District,” said US Rep. Tammy Duckworth. “As I discussed with Secretary LaHood, this project will cut the commuting time of my constituents and give our businesses the opportunity to move their products more efficiently throughout Illinois and across the country. By investing in this project we are sending a message to job creators throughout the region that the 8th Congressional District of Illinois is a place to bring their business. I look forward to getting to work making sure that the Elgin-O’Hare Western Access project has the funds and supervision to succeed so that it can begin serving my constituents.”

The $3.4 billion Elgin-O’Hare Western Access project will extend the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway to O’Hare and build a new Western Bypass around the airport. The project also includes improvements to I-290, I-355 and I-90, including upgrades to existing interchanges and new interchanges.

It is unclear as of now how much land will be needed for the construction of this project, but Sever Storey estimates that many parcels will be needed. As a result, the attorneys at Sever Storey intend on having a seminar for this project at the following location, date and time:

February 28, 2013, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Wood Dale Public Library
520 North Wood Dale Road
Wood Dale, IL 60191

If you are interested in attending the seminar or would be interested in a free Sever Storey speaking arrangement contact our attorneys at any time at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at

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