Willow Road in Northfield to go from 2 lanes to 4

June 20, 2012 2:43:31 PM PDT
It will soon be easier to drive through a congested stretch of road in north suburban Northfield.

Tuesday night, trustees approved an agreement with the state to widen a portion of Willow Road from two lanes to four.

Crews will extend a two-mile stretch between Waukegan Road and the Edens Expressway.

Northfield initially opposed the project, citing safety concerns, but project supporters say rush-hour traffic causes bottlenecks and the road needs to be wider.

Construction could begin as early as next spring.


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