$1.01 Billion earmarked for Joliet I-80 reconstruction

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Joliet - Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk announced the inclusion of $1.01 billion in I-80 reconstruction funds in the proposed $41.5 billion capital improvement plan proposed by Governor J.B. Pritzker. "Ever since the disclosure in February of the structural weaknesses of the I-80 Des Plaines River bridge in Joliet and the general deterioration of the interstate, Interim City Manager Marty Shanahan and I have made it a priority to press State and Federal officials to make all of the highways and bridges in Joliet both safe and efficient," said O'Dekirk. "We have essentially been harassing the Gove...

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