The Federal Highway and Aviation Administrations both gave approval for the proposed Elgin-O’Hare Western Access Project, which is intended to connect the until-now ill-titled Elgin O’Hare Expressway to the Chicago airport.

The Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project will include construction of a new, all-electronic toll road around the western border of O’Hare International Airport linking the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), the extension of the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway east along Thorndale Avenue to O’Hare and the rehabilitation and widening of the existing Elgin-O’Hare Expressway.

With this approval, land acquisition should begin in early-mid 2013.

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