Welcome to the Illinois Route 53 Study
The Illinois Department of Transportation (Department) is currently engaged in preliminary engineering and environmental studies (Phase I) for the improvements of Illinois Route 53 (IL 53) from West Arsenal Road to US 52 (Doris Avenue) located in the City of Joliet and the Village of Elwood, in Will County, Illinois. The Phase I study was initiated to address safety and operations along IL 53.
This website has been created to provide the public with educational information, materials, and updates about the IL 53 study. The goal is to keep the public informed about the project development process and to provide an opportunity to express their needs and concerns.
To see upcoming events related to this project, please visit our Project Updates section.
A Community Advisory Group (CAG) was held on January 27, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at the Stone City V.F.W. Post, located at 124 Stone City Drive, Joliet, IL. Meeting materials can be found in the Documents section.