Illiana Expressway promoted by Senators Mark Kirk, Dan Coats

December 6, 2013 1:08:15 PM PST
Illinois Senator Mark Kirk and Indiana Senator Dan Coats say the proposed Illiana Expressway will bring jobs and economic development to the Chicago area.

The proposed highway would extend from I-55 in Illinois to I-65 in Indiana.

Kirk says it would result in 9,000 construction jobs. Coats says if it isn't built, businesses looking to expand may go elsewhere.

The project has been approved in Illinois. The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission will vote on December 12.