Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation were in Will County on Wednesday to discuss the announcement of $181.4 million for a new Interstate 55 interchange at Airport Road and Illinois 126. This investment is part of the recently announced Rebuild Illinois road and Bridge Projects, a $23.5 Billion investment in maintaining, preserving and expanding 4,212 miles of roadway and 9.2 million square feet of bridge deck statewide.

Of the major categories of state investments in the plan, $7.58 billion will go toward roadway reconstruction and preservation, $4.99 billion for bridge replacements and repairs, $1.59 billion for safety and system modernization’s like interchange reconstructions, $3.08 billion for strategic expansion of the system and $2.11 billion for system support like engineering and land acquisition.