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Illiana Corridor Project Receives Federal Approval - FHWA Signs the Tier Two Record of Decision, Marks End of Planning Phase

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) signed the Illiana Corridor Tier Two Record of Decision, marking the completion of the project’s environmental planning phase.
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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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Updated 12/11/14

On December 10, 2014 the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) signed the Illiana Corridor Tier Two Record of Decision (ROD), marking the completion of the environmental planning phase. With the issuance of the ROD, the FHWA has identified a Selected Alternative for the Illiana Corridor, a new 50-mile highway facility that will connect Interstate 55 near Wilmington, IL, with Interstate 65 near Lowell, IN. *Please note that the Selected Alternative identified in the Tier Two ROD is the same as the Alternative identified as the Preferred Alternative in the Tier Two FEIS.

 

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This website will serve to provide facts about the project history and environmental study. We invite you to explore this site for information related to the environmental phase of the project. For State specific information on activities after the environmental phase, please select the appropriate state from www.illianacorridor.org.

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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.