I-294 is Re-Paved, and It Tweets, Too - NBC Chicago

I-294 is Re-Paved, and It Tweets, Too

The Tollway Authority Announces a Big Finish to a Project, and a Social Media Service



    I-294 is Re-Paved, and It Tweets, Too
    The Tollway will get a lot easier to use after the Authority finishes a repaving project.

    Getting off of the Tri-State Tollway soon will be a much smoother affair. 

    The Illinois Tollway Authority announced the completion of the $112 million resurfacing project that had drivers slowing for lane blockage from 95th to the South, and Balmoral to the North. 

    The re-paved lanes should be welcome for not only holiday drivers, but for work-week commuters, who have suffered through months of delays.

    Tollway officials say the project was on budget, and right on schedule.

    Perhaps the Tri-State itself can "Tweet" this good news.

    Also coinciding with the first big holiday travel weekend of the year is a new program called "Tollway Trip Tweets."

    Each of the four Illinois Tollways will tweet out real-time information on incidents using the social networking site.

    The Twitter handles are:  Tollway Trip 90, Tollway Trip 94/294, Tollway Trip 88 and Tollway Trip 355.