Rebuilding of I-94 southbound lanes between Highway 50 and 158 to begin soon

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Major lane reductions are taking place on I-94 between Highway 50 and Highway 158 as part of the ongoing I-94 North-South Freeway Reconstruction Project.

Until late 2012, I-94 will be restricted to two lanes in each direction between Highways 50 and 158 as the southbound roadway is reconstructed and widened. Speed limits will be reduced, and all traffic will be crossed over to the northbound side of I-94.

In addition, the Highway 50 entrance ramp to I-94 southbound and the I-94 southbound exit ramp to Highway 158 will be closed until summer 2012, starting this week.

The Highway 158 entrance ramp to I-94 southbound will be closed Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1.

Bristol Fire Chief Peter Parker said his department has worked out a mutual response agreement with Kenosha for the stretch of interstate, which will likely be more difficult for emergency vehicles to access during the road work.

Click here for the latest project brief.

Commuter news: Illinois tolls may be increased

There’s bad news coming from south of the border for Kenosha area commuters who work in Lake County and other points south.

The Illinois Tollway Authority is proposing a 35 cent increase at most toll stations as a way of funding a $12 billion capital plan.

Here’s the whole plan. I don’t see a lot of nearby¬†improvements¬†for your commuting coins there.