Illinois Department of Transportation, Gary Hannig, Secretary

Interstate 55

Located in Will County, Illinois

City of Joliet & Village of Shorewood



Olympic Boulevard from I-55 East Frontage Road to 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

Preliminary engineering and environmental studies (Phase I) for the Olympic Boulevard project were completed by the Department in December 2021. The project has advanced to the next implementation phase, contract plan preparation and land acquisition (Phase II). Phase II and Phase III (construction) are being performed and led by the City of Joliet for the Olympic Boulevard improvement.


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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.