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

$1 billion proposed for I-80

The push to improve Interstate 80 got a boost Friday when Gov. J.B. Pritzker proposed a state capital plan that includes $1 billion for Interstate 80.

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Pritzker unveils $41.5 billion capital plan

A proposal shown to lawmakers includes major new spending on roads, transit, schools and more, but would require a doubling of the gas tax and new levies on items like vehicle registration, liquor, cable TV and ride-hailing.

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Overnight Lane Closures For Safety Upgrades On I-80

Overnight Lane Closures For Safety Upgrades On I-80 By Monica DeSantis | Apr 25, 2019   The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that overnight lane closures are scheduled starting May 1 on Interstate 80 in Joliet for the installation of shoulder...

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