is diverting $367 million in transportation funds to help fix the
state’s budget problems, and those who use the roads, including
truckers, may pay the price.
Chicago Tribune reported recently that the state may postpone
repair of current secondary roads in the Chicago area as well as
new expansions due to the budget crisis.
larger projects are likely to move forward, the newspaper reported,
smaller work – such as McHenry County’s Algonquin Bypass, the Randall
Road bypasses and state route 22 on the north side of Chicago –
may be delayed.
Chicago metropolitan area, which includes six counties in the northeast
corner of the state, receives nearly half of all transportation
funding in Illinois.