About frickin' time! I remember back right before NATO last year, when all the lanes of Congress were reopened, news articles quoted CDOT as saying this would all be done by June or July. Not only is it a year later and the LED installs are just getting officially light up, but there's still a large lack of plantings. It's spring time, why are there still missing trees, planters, and flowers? I really hope this thing hasn't ended up being way over budget.
On a similar note, IDOT removed some of those ghost ramps from the middle of the Kennedy several years ago. They were supposed to install new barriers on the remaining ramps, but for years, they've been temporary concrete barriers. Those two are finally getting replaced, but it seems like they're doing one panel a week. Our construction season is long enough without these HUGE delays.
It was only a matter of time, but somebody did quite a number on this at the corner of Congress and Dearborn over the weekend. Took out at least one lamp post, creamed one of the light panels, and pretty much destroyed a better part of one of the planters.