Projects

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Working with local cities and state Department of Transportation, we have a lot going on. Improvements and modernization of our roadways and railways are currently being worked on.


Transportation projects

Project: Amtrak Passenger Service Initiation, Dubuque to Chicago, 185 miles
Description: Restoration of the “Blackhawk” line from Dubuque to Chicago Union Station
Lead Agency: Illinois DOT – Bureau of Railroads
Current Status: Rail upgrades and operating assistance funded in Illinois Jobs! Now. Illinois DOT currently negotiating agreement with Canadian National Railroad. Service anticipated to commence in 2015.

 

Project: US 20, Freeport to Dubuque, 51 miles
Description: New 4-lane roadway facility on a mostly new alignment
Lead Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
Current Status: Phase I study completed by Illinois DOT and Record of Decision issued on the environmental documents. $3.7 million has been allocated in the current IDOT program for Phase II engineering for the Galena Bypass, and an additional $5.6 million for land acquisition. $14.2 million has been allocated in the current IDOT program for reconstruction of the US20 and IL 64 intersection.

  

Project: US 20 Mississippi River Bridge, 1 mile
Description: Replacement of the existing 2-lane river bridge with a 4-lane structure between East Dubuque and Dubuque
Lead Agency: Iowa & Illinois Department of Transportation
Current Status: Phase I study has been initiated. $166,000 has been allocated in the current IDOT program for Land Acquisition in East Dubuque.

 

Project: IA 32, SW Arterial Connector, 6 miles
Description: New arterial roadway facility to connect US 20 and US 61 in the southwest quadrant of Dubuque
Lead Agency: City of Dubuque & Dubuque County
Current Status: The City of Dubuque and Iowa DOT signed a Memorandum of Understanding in August 2013. $45 million has been allocated to Phase I of the project. Phase I is anticipated to commence in 2015.

 

Project: I-39/90 & US 20 Interchange Modernization, Cherry Valley
Description: Complete modernization and reconstruction of the interchange.
Lead Agency: Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
Current Status:

Construction was completed in 2009 and opened to traffic.

 

Illinois Transportation Projects

Project: I-39/90 Tollway Widening, Rockton Road to Newburg Road, 14 miles
Description: Widening of the existing interstate corridor from a 4-lane to a 6-lane roadway
Lead Agency: Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
Current Status: Construction was completed in 2009 and opened to traffic.

 

Project: I-39/90 Interstate Widening, Rockton Road to the Wisconsin State Line, 3 miles
Description: Widening of the existing interstate corridor from a 4-lane to a 6-lane roadway
Lead Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
Current Status: Construction proposed to be concurrent with the WisDOT widening project.

 

Project: I-39/90  Interstate Widening, IL-WI State Line to Madison, 50 miles
Description: Widening of the existing interstate corridor from a 4-lane to a 6-lane roadway
Lead Agency: Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Current Status: Phase I study has been completed. The project has been broken into three segments. Construction is anticipated to start in 2015 and be completed by 2021.

 

Project: I-39/90 & I-43 Interchange Modernization, Beloit
Description: Complete modernization and reconstruction of the interchange plus repaving of I-43
Lead Agency: Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Current Status: Phase I study has been completed.

 

Project: I-39/90 & Spring Creek Interchange, Rockford
Description: New interchange with I-39/90 to provide direct access to downtown Rockford in an uncongested transportation corridor
Lead Agency: City of Rockford
Current Status: Tollway staff reviewing preliminary design concepts. Right-of-way is being reserved by adjacent land developers.

 

Wisconsin Transportation Projects

Project: I-90 & Irene Road Interchange, Belvidere
Description: Completion of the interchange of Irene Road with I-90 as part of the Jane Addams reconstruction. Project includes a new bridge on Irene Road over the Tollway.
Lead Agency: City of Belvidere / County of Boone
Current Status: Construction is anticipated in 2013-2014 as the widening of I-90 (Jane Addams) is completed between the Kishwaukee River and the Elgin Toll Plaza.

 

Project: I-88 & Jack Dame Road Interchange, Rochelle
Description: Major grade separation at the east end of Global III
Lead Agency: City of Rochelle
Current Status: Design underway. Tollway staff reviewing preliminary design concepts.

 

Project: IL 173, IL 251 to I-39/90, 3 miles
Description: Modernization and widening of urban arterial to complement growth and relieve traffic congestion along the I-39/I-90 corridor in Machesney Park / Loves Park
Lead Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
Current Status:

Phase I & II engineering are complete. The IL 251 intersection with IL 173 is complete. The section of IL 173 between IL 251 and Alpine Road is complete. The section of IL 173 beween Alpine Road and Rock Cut State Park is scheduled for 2014 construction.

 

Project: WI 11, US 51 to US 14, 3 miles
Description: Modernization and widening of urban arterial to complement growth and relieve traffic congestion along the I-39/I-90 corridor in Janesville
Lead Agency: Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Current Status: Phase I study has been initiated.

 

Project: I-139, Beloit & Rockford Western Bypass, US 20 to WI 11, Rockford, Rockton, Beloit, 14 miles
Description: New interstate highway to connect I-39 and US 20 to the western edge of the urban area, providing for the Beloit Truck By-Pass
Lead Agency: Not Determined
Current Status: Feasibility study proposal is being formulated.

tri state alliance partnersMembers and sponsors of the Tri-State Alliance include: Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce, Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce, East Central Intergovernmental Association, Forward Janesville, Freeport Chamber of Commerce, Galena Area Chamber of Commerce, Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce, Greater Beloit Economic Development Corporation, Greater Dubuque Development Corporation, Greater Rochelle Economic Development Council, Green County Development Corporation, Growth Dimensions - Belvidere/Boone County, Jo Davies County Economic Development, Northwest Illinois Development Alliance, Platteville Chamber of Commerce, Rockford Area Economic Development Council, Rockford Chamber of Commerce, Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Southwest Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, State Line Area Transportation Study