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The Highway Improvement Program, Reports & Updates

There is approximately $110 million in IDOT’s Fiscal Year 2018-2023 Proposed Highway Improvement Program for upcoming I-80 projects.

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News & Updates

I-80 bridge work in Joliet begins June 28

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a $48 million project to replace the eastbound Interstate 80 bridges over Hickory Creek, Richards Street, Rowell Avenue/Canadian National Railroad, and westbound over Richards Street, in Joliet, Rockdale and New Lenox, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, June 28.

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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.

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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...

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2019-2020 Funded Projects

This work includes the rehabilitation and/or replacement of ten bridges, including the bridges at Chicago Street, BNSF Railroad/Gardner Street, Hickory Creek, Richards Street, and Rowell/CN Railroad. In addition, IDOT will replace the pavement in between all the bridges.