Illinois Department of Transportation, Gary Hannig, Secretary

Interstate 55

Located in Will County, Illinois

City of Joliet & Village of Shorewood



US 52 from River Road to Houbolt Road

The proposed US 52 capacity improvement project is intended to improve safety and operations. This alternative includes the widening of US 52 from River Road to IL 59 from 2 lanes to 4 lanes, the construction of a raised curb and center median from River Road to Houbolt Road, and major intersection improvements at the US 52 intersection with IL 59, the I-55 interchange ramps, and at Houbolt Road. The project will accomodate connectivity of sidewalks and existing trails.

Funding & Schedule

Phase I approval is anticipated in late 2020. This improvement is included in the Department’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2025 Proposed Highway Improvement Program. Current engineering efforts are targeted to enable a contract letting in the late years of the multiyear program contingent upon plan readiness, land acquisition, and funding availability through future legislative appropriations.


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Noise Study

The US 52 from River Road to Houbolt Road study has initiated a traffic noise evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation, a noise report will be prepared and made available for download.

At present, the following exhibit may be downloaded as a PDF file: