The I-57 Project in Illinois is Completed

Feb. 2, 2023
The project was funded by $82.1 million through the Rebuild Illinois program

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced yesterday that the projects along I-57 have been completed, with another to finish later this year.

Funded by the Rebuild Illinois capital program, the four projects that include repairing two bridges and resurfacing nearly 20 miles of interstate highway from Chicago through the south suburbs cost $82.1 million.

“I couldn’t be happier to announce that we have officially completed multiple improvement projects along I-57,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Thanks to an investment of more than $82 million from our landmark Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan, the South Side and south suburbs will see modernized infrastructure coupled with less congestion and more accessibility. Together, we are building an Illinois that gets people where they’re going—with the promise of opportunity at every turn.”

The projects and funding include:

  • $42.2 million to patch and resurface the 13-mile stretch of I-57, including the ramps, rest areas and weigh stations from Stegar Road to West County Line Road
  • $5.2 million to repair the bridge deck and structural steel and install a new bridge deck overlay and approaches on the I-57 Bridge over I-80
  • $2.1 million to install a new bridge deck overlay, replaced joints and repaired structural steel on the I-57 Bridge over the Canadian National Railroad 
  • $32.6 million to patch and resurface the 7.6-mile stretch of I57, along with replacing large overhead expressway signs, from I-294 to Halsted Street

“The I-57 corridor is a critical piece of the Chicago area expressway system that was in major need of repair,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “This investment is yet another great example of IDOT rebuilding and fixing infrastructure across the state while improving safety and putting people to work.”

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 2,500 miles of roads and nearly 10 million square feet of bridges.

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Source: IDOT