I-57 at IL-17 Interchange Reconstruction

The Illinois Department of Transportation has initiated a project study at the interchange of Interstate 57 and IL 17 in Kankakee.

Note: IDOT projects typically have three distinct phases. Phase I (or the project Study) consists of developing the project scope, environmental studies and preliminary design of a project. Phase II (Design) consists of refining the design to develop contract plans and land acquisition. Phase III (Construction) consists of the actual construction of the project.

 

Proposed improvements are anticipated to involve roadway reconstruction on I-57 and IL 17 (Court Street) with drainage, intersection and safety improvements as needed. Alignment changes are proposed along I-57 and will
require replacement of the bridges carrying Waldron Road and the KB&S Railroad over I- 57. Permanent and temporary closure or relocation of some local streets and entrances will be necessary. Acquisition of additional right of way will be required. An analysis of potential highway traffic noise impacts will be performed during the study in accordance with Department policy.

The department's goal is to present the findings of the Phase I project study at a public hearing and to finalize the study in 2016.  Phase II (Design) engineering is currently funded in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2021 Proposed Highway Improvement Program and would begin after approval of the Phase I project study, subject to funding availability.

Land Acquisition and Construction are unfunded in the FY 2016-2021 Proposed Highway Improvement Program.

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This site will be updated periodically as the project progresses. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) wishes to thank you for your support and patience.

If you have comments, questions or would like to be placed on the project mailing list, please attend a scheduled public meeting or hearing or you may contact the study team by email, mail, phone or fax:

Illinois Department of Transportation
Attn: Ted Fultz
700 East Norris Drive
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: (815) 434-8469
Fax: (815) 434-8951

EMail: Ted.Fultz@illinois.gov

IDOT is currently at the early stages of Phase I for this project. This site will be updated periodically as the project progresses. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) wishes to thank you for your support and patience.

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