State of the System rates this area as severe congestion

Posted: 2011/07/29 in congestion, IDOT

On July 27th, East-West Gateway released the State of the System although it was not until today before I could get a chance to read the document.  I am still reading the document as I write this as it is over 128 pages long.

Pages 31-32 of the document has a map of the congestion index.  The section of 270 between Lilac to Route 3 was graded a severe congestion rating in the westbound lanes and heavy congestion in the eastbound lanes during the morning peak period.  The afternoon peak period was was severe congestion for eastbound lanes and heavy congestion for westbound lanes.    This is enough proof that capacity is an issue even if IDOT doesn’t want to admit it.

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