The I-80 Coalition was founded in 2018 with the purpose of accelerating the completion of the IDOT I-80 Project by the end of 2023. 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.
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I-80 Coalition/Project News
The new interchange is expected to be complete in late 2021.
NEW LENOX, IL — Traffic will be shifted for the reconstruction of the I-80 – US 30 interchange in New Lenox starting June 3. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, traffic will be shifted to the right on the eastbound lanes between Gougar and Francis roads during the overnight hours on Monday, weather permitting.
Included in a statewide construction plan that addresses hospitals, schools and roadways will be funding dedicated to repairs ensuring the long-term safety of the I-80 bridge spanning the Des Plaines River. The plan passed with support from State Senators Pat McGuire and Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant.
The city of Joliet and Mayor Bob O’Dekirk have announced the inclusion of $1.01 billion in I-80 reconstruction funds in the proposed $41.5 billion capital improvement plan proposed by Governor J.B. Pritzker. But there is nothing official from Springfield. Lawmakers still have until May 31st to approve the budget.
Des Plaines Bridges News
Joliet, Ill., was at one time a true blue-collar city. Steel fabrication echoed through the streets of this river dwelling … a constant buzz was in the air.
At the Illinois Department of Transportation, our top priority is safe and efficient transportation.
The state has made plans for making structural repairs on a couple of well-used bridges that need them.