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Illiana Corridor Final Environmental Impact Statement Released

On September 26, 2014, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published the Illiana Corridor Tier Two Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which recommends a new 50-mile toll road that will connect Interstate 55 near Wilmington, Illinois, with Interstate 65 near Lowell, Indiana.
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Governor Pence Praises "YES" Vote on Illiana Corridor Project

Thursday, December 12, 2013, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) approved the Illiana Corridor Project for its 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan.
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IFA/INDOT Releases Illiana Request For Qualifications for Illiana to Design, Build, Finance, Operate, and Maintain

The Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) and The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) issued a Request for Qualifications on Tuesday, Nov. 12,
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IDOT Issues Request for Qualifications for Illiana to Design, Build, Finance, Operate, and Maintain

The Illinois Department of Transportation IDOT issued a Request for Qualifications on Friday, Nov. 8,
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Illiana Receives Yes Vote from MPO Policy Committee

Today's vote by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's MPO Policy Committee approved the project as a priority in the GO TO 2040 Plan. The Illiana, along with the South Suburban Airport, are key parts...
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Governor Quinn Praises Critical Vote to Move Illiana Corridor Project Forward

CHICAGO – After years of pushing to make it a reality, Governor Pat Quinn today announced that the Illiana Corridor Project – an innovative public-private partnership to build a much-needed, regional highway – is moving forward.
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Updated 9/26/14

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) have completed the Tier Two Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which recommends a new 50-mile toll road that will connect I-55 near Wilmington, Illinois with I-65 near Lowell, Indiana.

The Tier Two Final EIS describes the process through which the project was developed, and included the identification of transportation needs, consideration of a range of reasonable alternatives, evaluated the potential impacts that significantly affect the quality of the natural and human environment resulting from the alternatives, and demonstrates compliance with other applicable environmental laws. The Tier Two FEIS also contains responses to all public comments received during the Tier Two DEIS comment period, including items that changed from the DEIS to the FEIS as a result of public input and further studies.

The Tier Two Final EIS was released on September 26, 2014, and after a 30 day review period, FHWA will consider any additional comments received, and prepare a document called the Record of Decision, which summarizes the final project decision.


Illiana Landowner Ombudsman Contact

Attorney Michael Hansen

Phone: 815-744-9500


This website has been created to facilitate public input and provide facts and updates about the project study, study process, and schedule. We invite you to explore this site and provide your comments and recommendations regarding the study through our Contact Us section.

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Who is conducting the study?

IDOT is managing the consulting contracts and overall study. INDOT is financially participating in the study and will provide leadership for the Indiana portion of the study area. IDOT and INDOT will act as joint lead agencies with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). A consultant team lead by Parsons Brinckerhoff will conduct the Illiana Corridor Study for IDOT and INDOT.