Houbolt bridge construction ready to go
Toll bridge over Des Plaines River first announced in 2016 is about to be built
By Bob Okon
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.
Murphy said a construction trailer should be on the site “in the next couple of days. … It will take a week or so to go to work.”
CenterPoint Properties is a partner in the private joint venture that will build the toll bridge over the Des Plaines River.
“We anticipate completion in the spring of 2023,” Murphy said.
The entire project — including the bridge, widening of Houbolt Road, and a new interchange at Interstate 80 — has been estimated to cost in the range of $200 million.
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.
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