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This aerial view shows the footprint of the project and where the interchange will come in.

This aerial view shows the footprint of the project and where the interchange will come in.

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U.S. DOT grant adds important piece to Rock Run Development puzzle

Officials see project as major economic boon for Joliet, Will County

The City of Joliet is in line to receive a big financial boost that will help move along a major 265 acre economic development project at Interstate 55 and I-80. Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-Illinois) on Wednesday announced that Joliet will receive $20 million in additional grant money from the U.S. Department of Transportation for an I-55 interchange where the Rock Run Crossing development is proposed. Part of the plan includes rebuilding the interchange at I-55 and Route 52 in Shorewood.