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Foster: Illiana Expressway Needed Investment for Will County

Oct 17, 2013
Press Release

Washington, DC— Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released a statement following the vote by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s MPO Policy Committee to include the Illiana Expressway in the GO TO 2040 plan.

“I am very pleased that the MPO Policy Committee voted to include the Illiana Expressway in the GO TO 2040 plan.  The Illiana is a much needed investment to provide relief to the communities that are bearing the brunt of freight traffic in the region, support ongoing economic development and create jobs.

“I am also pleased that this project is moving forward as a public-private partnership.  As a businessman I believe that a well-executed public-private partnership is a useful tool to support truly essential and economically viable projects.

“As the project moves forward, I look forward to working with Will County officials, the Illinois Department of Transportation and others to ensure the success of this important project.”

On Tuesday, October 15th, Foster submitted a letter, along with Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) and Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-2), urging members to include the Illiana Expressway in the GO TO 2040 plan.

The letter can be found here.