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:

  • Municipalities
  • Municipal Associations
  • Local, state & federal officials
  • Public transit agencies
  • Building Trades
  • Community business and contractors’ associations
  • Public relations
  • Media
  • 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
  • Railroads
  • Agribusiness

News & Updates

Interstate 80 Project Includes Overnight Lane Closures

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.

read more

The Houbolt Road Extension Project is Moving Forward

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...

read more

Houbolt Bridge Construction Ready to Go

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.

read more

The Houbolt Road Extension Project

The Houbolt Road Extension Project Website The Houbolt Road Extension JV, LLC is a business partnership between CenterPoint Properties and United Bridge Partners. Will County is one of the nation’s largest transportation hubs, with demand for freight projected to...

read more

IDOT 5-year plan includes big improvements on I-80, I-55 in Will County

The Illinois Department of Transportation on Tuesday released a $21.3 billion five-year highway improvement plan with five major projects in Will County. The plan includes $3.2 billion in spending for fiscal year 2021, but IDOT warned that funding could be curtailed because of the impact of COVID-19 on the economy.

read more