JOLIET – The Transportation & Public Works Committee is committed to improving transportation corridors for motorists to move safely and efficiently throughout the county. Committee Chair, Joe VanDuyne, is proud to announce the following updates:
Route 6 Partnership
An Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) has been reached between Joliet, Channahon and Will County to work with the Illinois Department of Transporation (IDOT) on a collaborative transportation project. The information gathered in the Moving Will County project stressed the importance of supporting both economic development and communities by creating an effective truck route network to help ease congestion.
The first step is a Phase I study on U.S. Route 6, between I-55 and Houbolt Road. Following completion of the study IDOT, Will County and the municipalities will pursue federal and state infrastructure funding.
“The teamwork demonstrated throughout this project has been remarkable. We are committed to finding a sustainable balance, clustering freight and development to complement communities and environmental resources.” said Joe VanDuyne, Transportation & Public Works Chair.
The Public Works & Transportation Committee approved the resurfacing of 4.74 miles on Wilmington-Peotone Road, from east of IL Route 53 to east of Martin Long Road.
The $1.15 million project will be paid for using Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) funds and is expected to begin July 2022, with an estimated completion in September 2022.
“During construction, the roadway will remain open with periodic lane closures with flaggers,” according to Will County Department of Transportation Director, Jeff Ronaldson.