On June 9, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn was joined by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels to sign legislation that will bring the two states together to build the Illiana Expressway, connecting I-55 from south of Joliet to I-65 near Lowell, Ind. The
Illiana Expressway will connect drivers on I-55 in Western Will County to I-65
in Lake County, Ind. In addition, the Illiana Expressway will serve as an
alternate route for motorists traveling the I-90/94 corridor. The new Illiana
Expressway will also provide much needed access to Will County's burgeoning
freight and logistics centers and create more jobs in Will County to serve its
fast-growing residential population.
The new east-west connection between northeast Illinois and
northwest Indiana will result in decreased travel time, enhanced safety, and
increased reliability for travelers in Illinois and Indiana. The Illiana
Expressway will allow for more efficient movement of goods between
transportation modes, while attracting new logistics and manufacturing companies
looking to gain greater access to the marketplace.
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