Illinois Department of Transportation, Gary Hannig, Secretary

Interstate 55

From I-80 to US 52

Located in Will County, Illinois

Join us for a Public Meeting

You are invited to attend an open house public meeting held by the Illinois Department of Transportation and the City of Joliet concerning the improvement of I-55, from I-80 to US 52 in the City of Joliet and Village of Shorewood in Will County.


Public Meeting Details:
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Joliet Junior College
Building U, Auditorium
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431


Purpose of the meeting:
• To introduce the Purpose and Need
• To provide an update on the project
• To present the alternatives and analysis to date

Interested persons may attend anytime between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Exhibits will be on display and an audio-visual presentation will be shown continuously during the hearing. Project team members will be present to discuss the project and answer questions.


Welcome to our web site for the I-55 at IL 59 Access Project.

The project study limits are bounded by I-80 on the south, US 52 on the north, Houbolt Road on the east and River Road on the west. The study limits are within the City of Joliet and the Village of Shorewood in Will County, IL. The study is anticipated to address roadway access, operational deficiencies, traffic safety, traffic congestion.

Project Location 2 Project Location


The contract plan preparation, land acquisition (Phase II), and construction (Phase III) are not currently included in the Department’s FY 2018-2023 and Proposed Highway Improvement Program. Recommended improvements as a result of the Phase I along the state highway system are not currently included in the Department’s FY 2018-2023 Proposed Highway Improvement Program. However, the improvements may be considered for future funding consideration among similar improvement needs throughout the region.


As this study progresses, this website will be periodically updated to include a wide variety of information related to the Study. Please visit regularly to access the latest information.





Note: This website contains documents available for
downloading or viewing online in PDF format. To download
the Adobe Acrobat Reader, click on the link below.

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader Click here to download
Adobe Acrobat Reader.