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Overnight lane closures on I-80 at River Road begin May 8

 

Ongoing work to replace the bridge carrying River Road over I-80, in Shorewood, will require closures on I-80 over four nights beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, May 8. The closures are necessary to install steel support beams for the new bridge over the interstate. 

 

Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 9 

Eastbound I-80 

  • 8 p.m. – eastbound I-80 reduced to one lane approaching River Road 

  • 1 a.m.- 5 a.m. – full traffic stops for up to 15 minutes at a time 

  • 5 a.m. – all lanes reopened 

 

Monday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 14 

Eastbound I-80 

  • 8 p.m. – eastbound I-80 reduced to one lane approaching River Road 

  • 1 a.m. - 5 a.m. – full traffic stops for up to 15 minutes at a time 

  • 5 a.m. – all lanes reopened 

 

Westbound I-80 

  • 9 p.m. – westbound I-80 reduced to one lane approaching River Road 

  • 1 a.m. - 5 a.m. – full traffic stops for up to 15 minutes at a time 

  • 6 a.m. – all lanes reopened 

Rebuilding I-80: Mainline construction begins April 1

 

The Illinois Department of Transportation is reminding the public that as part of ongoing efforts to rebuild Interstate 80, work will begin on the mainline lanes, weather permitting, Monday, April 1, signaling an important milestone for the project.. View the article.

Pritzker in Joliet promotes I-80 rebuild progress, Houbolt Road interchange

 

State and local leaders in Will County celebrated the re-opening of the “supercool” Houbolt Road interchange and other milestones achieved in the ongoing overhaul of Interstate 80, considered the second longest freeway in the nation. View the article.

A Key Milestone Reached On $1.3 Billion I-80 Corridor Project 

 

Local officials and community leaders joined Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) on Wednesday to announce several important milestones on the $1.3 billion overhaul of Interstate 80, setting up one of the cornerstone projects in the governor’s Rebuild Illinois capital program to be almost fully under construction in the spring. View the article.

Gov. Pritzker Announces Key Milestones Reached on $1.3 Billion I-80 Corridor Project

 

Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) were joined today by local officials and community leaders to celebrate several important milestones on the $1.3 billion overhaul of Interstate 80, setting up one of the cornerstone projects in the governor's Rebuild Illinois capital program to be almost fully under construction in the spring. View the article.

Website launched to keep public informed on I-80 

 

The Illinois Department of Transportation has launched a new website, I80will.org, to provide the public with the latest information on the $1.2 billion reconstruction of Interstate 80 through Will County, one of the cornerstone projects of Gov. JB Pritzker’s historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program. View the article.

Gov. Pritzker Advances Vision to Rebuild I-80 

 

Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) were joined by local officials today to announce the next phase of construction on the new Houbolt Road bridge and interchange, a critical piece of the governor's $1.2 billion commitment to improve and modernize I-80. View the article.

$1.2 Billion, 6-Year Corridor Improvement Project Announced for I-80 Will County

 

Come 2028, the 50-year-old Interstate 80 corridor in Joliet and Will County will be transformed into a modern, safe roadway that motorists can depend on following completion of a massive $1.2 billion reconstruction project. View the article.

Illinois Lays Out Timeline for I-80 Project

 

After preliminary work that began in 2021, reconstruction of a 16-mile stretch from Ridge Road in Minooka east to U.S. 30 near Joliet will begin this year with work from Ridge Road east to the DuPage River. View the article.

Houbolt Road Extension Advances

 

This new access route for trucks is the result of years of collaboration and thoughtful planning, and will ensure the industry remains a driver of jobs and revenue for Will County while protecting our community. View the article.

 

IDOT Engineer Discusses I-80 Project Plan

 

Illinois Department of Transportation Engineer John Baczek discusses the timeline and cost of the six-year plan to rebuild I-80 along a 16 mile stretch from Ridge Road in Minooka to U.S. 30 in New Lenox. View the article.

 

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