IN THE NEWS
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.
I-80 in Joliet extended weekend ramp, lane closures continue
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that bridge deck patching and repairs to Interstate 80 between Raynor Avenue and Gardner Street, in Joliet, will require ramp and lane closures over multiple extended weekends. This is the fourth of eight planned weekend closures along the corridor. 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.