IDOT 5-year plan includes big improvements on I-80, I-55 in Will County
By BOB OKON | HeraldNews.com
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.
The multi-year plan includes long-sought projects, including replacement of the Interstate 80 bridges over the Des Plaines River and new Interstate 55 interchanges in the Plainfield and Romeoville areas.
John Greuling, president and CEO of the Will County Center for Economic Development, said he was disappointed that IDOT isn’t farther along on engineering on some projects but added there is a lot to look forward to, including the I-80 improvements.
“We could see a new bridge and a rebuilt I-80 from Ridge Road in Minooka to Route 30 in New Lenox by 2026,” Greuling said.
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