The bureacrats from the Illinois and Indiana transportation departments would have us believe the Illiana Expressway is necessary as they've contrived it. It's not.
Why would truckers coming north on I-55 or I-65 want to switch south of Wilmington, Peotone, Beecher -- and pay through the nose to do so? They can cut across earlier (or later) without having to pay. Usually, they want to connect with I-80, I-294, I-355, I-57, I-90 and reach the population centers with their cargo.
It had been planned as an extension of I-355 from I-80. It would have gone to Peotone and on to I-65, but it became too expensive as neighborhoods were built in New Lenox.
The whole mess is to skirt the unwanted/unneeded Peotone Airport. These are twin boondoggles, joined at the hip. The politicians pushing these are lying to us.
Destroying farms is a horrible way to help communities tens of miles to the north. Pollution is not "green."
- Anthony Rayson, Monee