Illiana Expressway Industry Forum To Be Held June 24-25
(map courtesy of Will Co., Illinois transportation blog)
The Indiana and Illinois Departments of Transportation are inviting private companies to come to what’s being billed as “an international forum” late next month on the Illiana Expressway project.
INDOT spokesman Jim Pinkerton told the Lakeshore’s Chris Nolte that the highway that will link I-65, east of Cedar Lake, in Indiana to I-55 in Illinois will be built as a public-private partnership. Pinkerton says both transportation agencies are hoping that the forum on June 24th and 25th will provide some innovative ways to build the expressway.
The forum will be held at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, not far from O’Hare International Airport. Both Indiana Governor Mike Pence and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn are expected to speak to the attendees on opening-day. Attendees will also have a chance to talk one-on-one with project managers at the forum next month.