(AP) — The Indiana Department of Transportation has officially joined
Illinois in suspending work on a planned 47-mile expressway between the
The move comes
after new Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner issued an executive order on Jan. 12
suspending planning and development of any major interstate construction
projects pending a review of costs and benefits because of that state's
deep budget problems.
The Times of
Munster reported Tuesday that a letter from INDOT project manager James
Earl released to state Sen. Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell, states Indiana will
halt all Illiana Expressway work until Illinois completes its review of
Expressway would link between Interstate 65 in Indiana and Interstate 55
in Illinois. It has a projected cost of $1.5 billion.