The Illiana Corridor, extending from I-55 in Illinois to I-65 in Indiana, proposes an alternate route for motorists traveling I-80/I-94 around Chicago to relieve traffic congestion on nearby highways, provide access to one of the largest inland port intermodal freight areas in the U.S., and support economic development and job creation.
The Indiana portion of the project would be procured as a public private partnership. The procurement seeks a developer to develop, design, build, finance, operate and maintain the project. It would be delivered as an availability payment concession public-private partnership agreement.
The Indiana Portion of the Illiana consists of the new construction of an 11.7 mile, four-lane median divided tolled highway, extending from the Illinois/Indiana stateline at the west end and connecting to I-65 north of Lowell, Indiana at the east end.