From the Air, the Jane Byrne Reconstruction Looks Fascinating, Not Frustrating
Nov09

From the Air, the Jane Byrne Reconstruction Looks Fascinating, Not Frustrating

Not everyone who lives in or visits Chicago enjoys a car-free existence.  And for them, there is the Jane Byrne Interchange. November 2020 construction at the Jane Byrne Interchange (Courtesy of YoChicago!) We haven’t talked about it much since reconstruction commenced on the intersection of the Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Ryan Expressways.  Partly because it’s been going on for eight years, and mostly because you can get the...

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Will The Circle Leave Us Broken?
Aug21

Will The Circle Leave Us Broken?

Chicago’s famous Circle Interchange, or the Jane Byrne Interchange, as it was recently dubbed, is about to give drivers major fits. Granted, they’ll be weekend fits, but there will be chaos just the same. As part of the flyover structure work, ramps and lanes will be shut down to provide crews with a safe work envoronment for placement of curved steel beams that will connect I-90/94 (The Dan Ryan Expressway) to I-290 (the...

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Glassy Tower Steps Up To Chicago’s Near West Side
Mar19

Glassy Tower Steps Up To Chicago’s Near West Side

The City of Chicago has been busy the last few years approving skyscraper projects along the I-90/94 corridor downtown as part of its plan to line the highway with buildings so people don’t notice the noise and traffic so much.  But what about the other highways slicing through our fair city like Dexter through a South Beach lowlife? Interstate 290, the Eisenhower Expressway, may be next on the list to get a highway-hugging...

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Quickie: Landscaping the Eisenhower/Blue Line?

Just a quick note — We hear that there is some preliminary work being done to investigate the possibility of landscaping the Blue Line in the median of the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290). We don’t know if this will mean simply adding plants in the gravel and dirt areas that the trains aren’t using, or if it means adding some kind of deck over the rail line with a park. When we know more, you’ll know...

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