Project Teams Host Joint Open House for Houbolt/Hollywood Road Reconstruction and Extension Projects in Joliet
Posted By Staff Writers On August 15, 2018 @ 2:26 pm
OAK BROOK, IL – On August 14, 2018, The City of Joliet and Houbolt Road Extension JV, LLC hosted an open house to inform the public of the Houbolt/Hollywood Road reconstruction and extension projects in Joliet, IL. The public projects are supported by the City of Joliet, Illinois Department of Transportation and Will County. The private projects are supported by the Houbolt Extension Project JV, LLC, which includes CenterPoint Properties and United Bridge Partners.
These projects will include a privately financed 1.5-mile long extension of Houbolt Road from US Route 6 to Schweitzer Road with a new bridge over the Des Plaines River. In addition, the projects include other public improvements along Hollywood Road from US Route 6 to I-80. Also planned is a new bridge over the Tributary to the Rock Run South to reduce flooding and a new multi-use path extension to the Lower Rock Run Preserve. When completed, these projects will provide a new, direct route between I-80 and local intermodal facilities, while reducing truck traffic along Illinois Route 53.
Public and private support around these projects is focused on collaboration to ensure Will County’s continued growth and improving the community’s quality of life and economy. The main goal of these projects is to:
- Reduce traffic congestion;
- Promote public safety;
- Preserve road surfaces;
- Reduce diesel emissions; and
- Create new jobs
The overall benefits include:
- New bridge to provide regional freight connection between I-80 and intermodal/industrial areas;
- New bridge over Tributary to the Rock Run South to reduce flooding;
- New high-capacity diverging diamond interchange (DDI) configuration at I-80;
- New multi-use path extension, separated from roadway to enhance safety;
- New storm sewer system and detention basins to improve drainage;
- New water main extension to enhance water distribution system;
- Water quality enhancements using Best Management Practices (BMPs); and
- Coordinated effort with Forest Preserve District of Will County to restore environmental resources within Lower Rock Run Preserve by removing invasive species, replacing with native plantings
Plan preparations are still underway before both projects break ground. The teams are excited to move these projects forward while balancing all the impacts to the community. There are several ways to stay informed regarding project developments, including visiting websites: www.cityofjoliet.info and www.houboltroadextension.com. Stay tuned as more information will be released to the public as plans move forward.
About CenterPoint Properties
CenterPoint Properties is focused on the development, acquisition and management of industrial property and transportation infrastructure that enhances business and government supply chain efficiency. The Company invests in major coastal and inland port logistics markets anchoring North America’s principal freight lanes. CenterPoint‘s portfolio includes 58.9 Million SF and 2,386 acres under development in the Company’s integrated intermodal industrial parks. For more information on CenterPoint Properties, visit centerpoint.com or follow @centerpointprop on Twitter.
About United Bridge Partners:
United Bridge Partners currently owns and operates the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge and the Cline Avenue Bridge, and provides back office services for the Dominion Blvd. Veterans Bridge. We believe in investing in the communities in which we operate, through job creation with local labor and local materials, through contributions to local charities and businesses, and by building and operating our projects with the highest environmental standards. For more information visit www.unitedbridgepartners.com.
About City of Joliet:
The City of Joliet is the third largest city in the state of Illinois and home to over 149,000 residents. Joliet sits 35 miles southwest of Chicago and is easily accessible by auto, train and bus; making it the perfect place to live, work and play. Joliet is constantly striving to promote growth and diversity. For more information on Joliet visit www.cityofjoliet.info.