I-355 extension open one year

A spokesperson for Governor Rod Blagojevich says the 12-and-a-half mile stretch of the Veterans Memorial Tollway is reducing congestion while delivering economic benefits.

The extension has cut travel times for tollway drivers in half and rush-hour travel times on local roads parallel to the tollway have been reduced more than 20 percent.

The governor's office also credits the tollway with attracting new business developments in the south and southwest suburbs.

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