Traffic that often backs up on Interstate 80 would be reduced after the Illiana Expressway is built, proposed of the proposed tollway say. | File photo
Steve Schilke, the Illinois Department of Transportation's Illiana Expressway project manager, points Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, to an area where the toll road's path could either sever more farms or protect more wetlands. Schilke talked about the area from Route 45 to Cedar or Wilton Center Road during a meeting at Frankfort Township Hall. | Cindy Cain~Sun-Times Media.
Will County Board members Bob Howard, D-Beecher, and Jim Moustis, R-Frankfort Township, study a map of the proposed Illiana Expressay on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, during a meeting at Frankfort Township Hall. | Cindy Cain~Sun-Times Media.
Illinois Department of Transportation officials meet with Will County Board members on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Frankfort Township Hall to discuss plans for the Illiana Expressway. From left to right are IDOT's Illiana project manager Steve Schilke, Will County Board members Bob Howard and Jim Moustis, County Board Speaker Herb Brooks Jr. and County Board member Diane Zigrossi. | Cindy Cain~Sun-Times Media.