Friday's Sun reports that Will County authorities are asking the federal government for funding to begin the long-awaited extension of 95th Street, east of Plainfield-Naperville Road, over the DuPage River, to Boughton Road in Bolingbrook. If the project is completed by 2011 as officials hope, will it have been worth the wait?
The total cost for the 2.6-mile extension is estimated at $35 million. Most of that is for the bridge. Will County expects to pay about $14 million, and Naperville and Bolingbrook are expected to pay about $6 million each.
The project was conceived in 1990 -- 18 years ago -- and serious planning began about seven years ago.
How will this project affect you? Is is worth the cost? With the widening of Plainfield-Naperville Road scheduled for completion this year, and that road able to handle additional capacity, is the 95th Street extension needed? Or, will the extension provide congestion relief and an important link between Bolingbrook and Naperville?
Let's hear your thoughts.