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Governor JB Pritzker and IDOT Secretary Omer Osman and other dignitaries on construction site

Gov. Pritzker Advances Vision to Rebuild I-80

Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) were joined by local...

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View of I-80 Des Plaines River Bridge

Illinois Lays Out Timeline for I-80

After preliminary work that began in 2021, reconstruction of a 16-mile stretch from Ridge Road in...

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View of Des Plaines River and Bridge in distance

IDOT Engineer of Program Development Discusses Project Plan

Illinois Department of Transportation Engineer of Program Development John Baczek discusses...

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Birds-eye-view of I-80 and Houbolt Road interchange

 Your Future

I-80 in Will County is in serious need of reconstruction. For decades, this aging interstate system has been a constant source of congestion and frustration for motorists, and lack of funding has led to a patchwork of temporary fixes and small improvements. That is now changing! With incoming federal and state funding, we’re ready to roll with big improvements that will make your commute safer and more reliable! The Illinois Department of Transportation has launched an aggressive plan to reconstruct 16 miles of I-80 from Minooka to New Lenox, including rehabilitating over 30 bridges. 

 

While the project is currently in various stages with ongoing community coordination, sections of the interstate are moving forward with construction. Construction will be implemented in phases to minimize impacts on traffic. 

WHAT

Reconstruct approximately 16 miles of I-80, including 30 bridges

WHERE

I-80 from Ridge Road in Minooka to U.S. 30 in New Lenox

WHEN

Construction is underway and anticipated to be completed in 2028

WHY

The aging infrastructure is in frequent need of repairs, requiring

new construction to enhance safety and reduce congestion

COST

The estimated construction cost to
rebuild I-80 is approximately $1.2 billion

 

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