Illinois Department of Transportation, Gary Hannig, Secretary

Interstate 55

Located in Will County, Illinois

City of Joliet & Village of Shorewood

Olympic Boulevard between I-55 East Frontage Road and Houbolt Road

The east-west connector route project includes the extension of Olympic Boulevard west to the I-55 East Frontage Road. This alternative includes intersection improvements at Houbolt Road and Olympic Boulevard as well as the construction of a new bridge crossing the Rock Run Creek floodplain and wetlands. This project provides a new shared use pedestrian/bike path and improves connectivity to the Rock Run Trail.

Funding & Schedule

Phase I approval is anticipated in Fall 2020. Subsequent phases, including the detailed design, land acquisition, and construction will be led by the City of Joliet.

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Noise Study

The traffic noise evaluation for the Olympic Boulevard from I-55 East Frontage Road to Houbolt Road study has been completed.

The approved traffic noise report is available here.