About The I-80 Coalition
Statement of Purpose and Objectives
The purpose of the I-80 coalition is to accelerate the completion of the “I-80 Project” by the end of 2023. The coalition will accomplish its purpose by:
- Engaging a broad group of concerned and interested stakeholders in a grass roots campaign;
- Becoming well informed of all current and possible ways to complete the “I-80 Project”;
- Sharing all available information and research with public and private decision makers; and
- Funding a public information and lobbying initiative to influence a positive decision-making pathway to complete the project.
I-80 Coalition Members
The Will County Center for Economic Development and partners from throughout the public and private sectors are working together to provide an improved transportation system along Interstate 80.
Members of the I-80 Coalition include:
- Municipal Associations
- Local, state & federal officials
- Public transit agencies
- Building Trades
- Community business and contractors’ associations
- Public relations
- Legal and lobbying firms
- Higher Education
Members of Business & Industry, including:
- Private business enterprises
- Major Will County employers
- Real estate developers
- Transportation contractors
- Material supply companies
- Engineering companies
- Transit, transportation, distribution & logistics companies
News & Updates
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 Governor JB Pritzker’s historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program.
The city of Joliet is inviting the public to an informational meeting on April 6 about the construction project this year on Houbolt-Hollywood Road and the Interstate 80 interchange.
Doug Pryor, Vice President of Economic Development with the Will County Center for Economic Development was among the speakers following Governor Pritzker’s update on these critical infrastructure projects.
Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation were joined today by local officials and community leaders to announce a six-year plan to rebuild Interstate 80 in Will County.
Construction crews on Monday will begin getting Interstate 80 ready for the $1.2 billion project that includes replacing the Des Plaines River bridge. The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Thursday that bridge deck patching and repairs to I-80 between Chicago and Briggs streets in Joliet will require overnight lane closures, followed by multiple weekend lane and ramp closures.
The Houbolt Road Extension Project is Moving Forward Project Completion Projected for Early 2023 Houbolt Road Extension JV, LLC ("HRE-JV"), a joint venture between United Bridge Partners and CenterPoint Properties, entered into a lease agreement with the City of...
Hoboult Road bridge underway, intersection project slated for late fall By Bob Okon Construction of the Houbolt Road bridge and a new Interstate 80 interchange is scheduled to be completed at roughly the same time in early 2023, but they won’t start together. Houbolt...
Construction of the Houbolt Road bridge is expected to start within the next couple of weeks. “We’re a full go as of today,” Michael Murphy, chief development officer for CenterPoint Properties said Tuesday.