Current Construction

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.

IDOT Construction Reports
IDOT provides updated reports on construction in Will County, to view a list of updated reports choose Will County from the drop down on the page.

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News & Updates

Houbolt Bridge Construction Ready to Go

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.

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The Houbolt Road Extension Project

The Houbolt Road Extension Project Website The Houbolt Road Extension JV, LLC is a business partnership between CenterPoint Properties and United Bridge Partners. Will County is one of the nation’s largest transportation hubs, with demand for freight projected to...

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IDOT 5-year plan includes big improvements on I-80, I-55 in Will County

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.

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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.