Preliminary Agreement on Houbolt Road Toll Bridge Announced

The Herald-News (Joliet) reports that a preliminary agreement regarding construction of the proposed Houbolt Road toll bridge is now under review. Concerns have been raised about a provision requiring the city to cover certain cost overruns. A trucking association and the Union Pacific Railroad have also expressed reservations. “The bridge,” the newspaper notes, “is seen as a way to relieve truck congestion on local roads by giving truckers at the CenterPoint Intermodal Center direct access to Interstate 80.”