The $190 Million Houbolt Road Bridge P3 Project Advances

The Herald-News reports, “The Houbolt Road bridge project advanced last week as Joliet signed off on an agreement that sets the terms on how the public-private venture will work. Joliet gets $2.1 million from the state to begin hiring engineers to start designing a new interchange after the City Council approved the intergovernmental agreement last week. The project, estimated to cost as much as $190 million, includes building a [toll] bridge over the Des Plaines River, rebuilding the Houbolt Road interchange, and widening Houbolt between Interstate 80 and the bridge.”