October 20, 2009 (CHICAGO) --The Illinois Department of Transportation has cleared the construction company involved in last week's damage on the Kennedy Expressway. Highway officials say Lorig Construction used approved mixtures and followed specifications set by IDOT and the Chicago Department of Transportation while filing an abandoned tunnel with concrete grout. That caused the pavement to buckle at Adams Street.
Two lanes of the Kennedy were closed while repairs were made.
The construction company will not be liable for paying for the more than $70,000 dollars in repairs.