Illiana expressway

State News
6:56 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Critics still working to stop Illiana Expressway

Earlier this month, Illinois and Indiana finalized an agreement on the construction of the Illiana Expressway. The proposed tollway will link I-55 in Will County with I-65 in northern Indiana. Illinois will spend 250-million dollars on the highway.

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State News
7:02 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Lawsuit filed against proposed Illiana Expressway project

Credit Illinois Department of Transportation

A legal challenge could stall a much touted proposed expressway for Chicago’s southern suburbs. IPR'S Michael Puente reports.

Illinois and Indiana have partnered to build the Illiana Expressway. The east-west corridor is expected to one day connect I-55 in Will County to I-65 in Lake County, Indiana. The goal is to relieve congestion on existing roadways and create jobs. But a federal lawsuit filed yesterday claims the project will destroy natural areas.

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