Holiday Traffic On The Way
By Marcus Gilmer in News on May 27, 2010 4:40PM
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This all comes on the heels of a new report by the Federal Highway Administration that Chicago has three of the worst 10 truck bottlenecks, including the top two. Per the Tribune:
No. 1 on the list is the junction between the Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate Highway 290) and the Kennedy and Dan Ryan Expressways (Interstate Highway 90/94) in downtown known as the Circle Interchange.
The average speed in this highway corridor is only 30 mph, and it dips down to an average of 23 mph during rush periods, according to the study, which the Federal Highway Administration conducted with the American Transportation Research Institute, a trucking industry group. The findings are based on 2009 data.
And of course, there's the Presidential visit. The Obamas are scheduled to arrive at O'Hare at 7:15 p.m. tonight. It's not known how the First Family will be transported into town: motorcade or, like last time, via helicopter to the Loop and then via motorcade to their Hyde Park home. But either way, there will be something of a traffic snarl later tonight associated with the arrival. No details have been released for the President's travel schedule for tomorrow during which Obama will leave Chicago to visit the Gulf Coast and then return home.