Wanted: Gridlock Solutions on the Ike

Engineers search for congestion solutions on the Eisenhower Expressway

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    The Eisenhower Expressway is freshly resurfaced, but backups caused by the highway’s obsolete design will be harder to resolve, experts say.

    State highway design engineers are looking at 170 ideas, mostly submitted by the public—for a long-term solution to reducing gridlock, preventing accidents and providing mass transit and space for bicyclists on the Eisenhower.

    One suggestion involves widening the expressway to four lanes and adding “managed lanes” for car-poolers, express buses or even tolls.

    IDOT officials will present several options at a public meeting from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy, the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Public feedback is welcome.