Thursday, November 8, 2007

Biking a Tollway

On Sunday November 11th, the new North-South Tollway extension is open for a bike ride. The bike ride proved to be so popular that it actually sold out.

"This Sunday the new extension of Interstate Highway 355 will turn into a $1 billion bike path, as more than 9,000 people are expected to run, walk and roll down the road to celebrate its grand opening." - Chicago Tribune

The new tollway is 12.5 miles in length, and has the longest bridge in the entire Tollway system, a 1.3 mile long bridge over the Des Plaines River. That makes it the second longest bridge in the state, behind the Abraham Lincoln Bridge over the Illinois River for I-39/US-51 near LaSalle/Peru.

I hope it is good weather on Sunday for the bicyclists.

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