Monday, February 11, 2008

A third airport in my lifetime?

I do not live far from Peotone, the site of the proposed third airport for Chicagoland. I cannot tell you how long they ave been talking about this, and of course nothing is being done. Politics is surely the reason.

Now we are hearing the state is trying to buy more land, even if it means going into the eminent domain arena to do so. I have a feeling it will be 15-20 years before we see anything (I hope I am wrong) by the time the land is bought and the sure-to-come litigation is disposed of. (It took I-355 30-some years to be completed, if I recall correctly, and they still did not do the job right as it should have been extended to Peotone to provide another easier link there.