CHICAGO - I-80 is getting a big facelift.
The six-year project will rebuild 16 miles of the interstate. About 80,000 cars drive on I-80 through Joliet and Will County and a quarter of those are trucks.
"Bottom line though, when IDOT is finished here, a new and improved design … will move traffic much more efficiently, safely and put this area in a position to handle traffic … for decades to come," a state official said.
The project is expected to be finished in 2027.