The Illiana Expressway project, a proposed toll road in northeastern Illinois and northwestern Indiana, withstood a second attempt Thursday to end the proposed highway, according to The Morris Daily Herald in Morris, Ill.
An attempt to remove the project from a regional road plan failed Thursday with an 8-10 vote in the Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Committee. Another vote added the Illiana to updates in a long-term GO TO 2040 regional plan.
Illiana opponents on the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) board failed to get the supermajority needed to remove the project from long-term plans.
CMAP staff have made a case that the Illiana Expressway could cost taxpayers more than $1 billion despite plans to build it in a public-private partnership.
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