Illinois Mulls New Interstate Leg

February 27, 2012

Illinois and Indiana transportation planners and municipalities are considering plans to build a 47-mile interstate highway connecting I-55 near Wilmington, Ill., to I-65 near Lowell, Ind.

The east-west road would connect a growing intermodal business area with the two existing north-south interstates, according to a report in The Chicago Tribune.

The project is years from approval, but initial public hearings have begun.