Illinois Tollway Receives Economic Development Award for Route 390
The new Illinois Route 390 Tollway is receiving an Economic Development in Illinois Award today, September 20, crediting the Illinois Tollway’s investment with delivery of new business and job growth in the region.
“The opening of the Illinois Route 390 Tollway has created significant opportunities for economic development throughout the western suburbs and beyond,” said Illinois Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Todd Maisch.
The Illinois Tollway’s $780 million investment in the new Illinois Route 390 Tollway delivered 10 miles of highway speed roadway from Hanover Park to Wood Dale with six new or improved interchanges, including a new free-flow I-290 Interchange, along with complementary improvements to accommodate local traffic. The new roadway is expected to reduce travel time by more than 7 minutes for the trip between the western side of O’Hare Airport and Lake Street – a savings of 25 percent.
The annual Economic Development in Illinois Awards – the Edies – honor outstanding economic development projects completed in 2017 that bring jobs, growth and prosperity to Illinois communities.