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9/12/2013 Morgan Street Bridge Construction to Start!

As part of the overall Circle Interchange project, the Morgan Street Bridge, as well as the Westbound I-290 exit ramp to Morgan Street will be closed for reconstruction beginning September 2013 until... Read more »

7/12/2013 Circle Interchange Walk-Through Experience Now Available

To view a virtual walk-through experience, please click below. The design of the Circle Interchange includes features to enhance the community, connectivity, and aesthetics. The Circle Interchange... Read more »

6/28/2013 A second public hearing will be held June 27, 2013.

The Department cordially invites the public to attend an open house Public Hearing to review additional project refinements that have been made since the last event on April 3, 2013. A Public Hearing... Read more »

6/28/2013 Circle Interchange Public Hearing #2 was held on June 27, 2013.

On June 27, 2013 the Circle Interchange Public Hearing #2 was held. The comment period will end on July 12, 2013. To view the Public Hearing Issue 3, June 2013 Newsletter and exhibit room boards... Read more »

6/12/2013 On June 12, 2013, the Department releases the Environmental Assessment (EA) for Public Review

After extensive data analysis and evaluation, the EA was made available for public review and comment on June 12, 2013.

Click here to review the Environmental Assessment.

6/12/2013 On June 12, 2013, the Department releases the Environmental Assessment (EA) for Public Review

After extensive data analysis and evaluation, the EA has been made available for public review and comment.  The EA defines environmental impacts, plans, and issues of concern to the community.... Read more »

6/12/2013 A second public hearing will be held June 27, 2013

You’re Invited!The Department cordially invites the public to attend an open house Public Hearing to review additional project refinements that have been made since the last event on April 3,... Read more »

6/12/2013 Public Notice: Environmental Assessment has been released for the Circle Interchange.

CHICAGO – After extensive data analysis and evaluation, the EA has been made available for public review and comment. The document can be found at www.circleinterchange.org, local libraries... Read more »

6/3/2013 Benefits of the Preferred Alternative

Over 5,000 local jobs will be supported with an infrastructure investment of this size, while benefiting the people living and working in the region, getting them to and from their destinations more... Read more »

4/4/2013 Public Hearing Materials Available

Materials presented at the Public Hearing on April 3, 2013 have been posted to the website.  Please click here to view the materials.

3/29/2013 Comments Submitted by April 17, 2013 will Become Part of the Public Hearing Record

The Illinois Department of Transportation has identified the preferred alternative for the Circle Interchange Phase I Study. The preferred alternative was selected based on its ability to address the... Read more »

3/14/2013 Governor Quinn Announces $420 Million Circle Interchange Reconstruction is Moving Forward

CHICAGO - Following approval on March 14, 2013 by a key planning group, Governor Pat Quinn has directed the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to accelerate a $420 million... Read more »

2/22/2013 Recommended Preferred Alternative

Key Features of the Preferred Alternative include: Reduction in delays on I-90/94 through the interchange by increasing the roadway width under the bridges. Adding a lane to the two most... Read more »

2/4/2013 CMAP Seeks Comment on a Proposed Amendment to GO TO 2040

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) seeks comment on a proposed amendment to GO TO 2040 that would add the Circle Interchange project.   The comment... Read more »

1/10/2013 IDOT Held Project Working Group Meeting #3 and Identified a Recommended Alternative

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) hosted a third meeting with the Circle Interchange Project Working Group (PWG) to highlight conceptual local street modifications and aesthetic... Read more »

10/26/2012 IDOT Held Project Working Group Meeting #2

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) hosted a second meeting with the Circle Interchange Project Working Group (PWG) to review the key issues identified at Public Meeting #1 and current... Read more »

8/29/2012 IDOT Held Circle Interchange Public Meeting

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) hosted an open house public meeting for the Circle Interchange Study to initiate the Preliminary Engineering (Phase I) Study and to gain additional... Read more »