Cook County Highway Superintendent John Yonan has said he will try to accommodate the leaders’ wishes to move the effort along with dispatch but is concerned with the noise level when people are trying to sleep.
The bulk of the work will be between Waukegan and Deerspring Roads, primarily a commercial area.
The latest unscientific Patch Poll will measure readers’ willingness to have the work continue 24 hours a day until it is done.
When the latest plans were first announced, one reader, Barry, was thrilled with the idea. He sees only good coming out of an accelerated project.
“Finally, after years, someone gets it,” Barry wrote. “The money is there, so why not go the extra shifts. The only downside? None. More jobs, faster relief from congestion, lower local shipping costs.”
While not opposing the idea, reader William Brown expresses caution fearing, like Yonan, extra shifts may be possible but not all the time.
“There are considerations on projects that go well beyond expecting two shifts to be a cost savings,” Brown writes citing logistics and availability of skilled workers. “I know it won't work all the time. Working in the field is different than a factory.”