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Lipinski Announces Grant for Village of Justice Tollway Ramp Project

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is announcing that the Village of Justice has been awarded federal funding in the amount of nearly $13.5 million to cover their share of the cost of new tollway access to be constructed at 88th/Cork Avenue at I-294.  This project consists of the addition of a Tri-State Tollway (I-294) northbound exit and southbound entrance ramp. 

“This is fantastic news for the Village of Justice and the surrounding area,” Rep. Lipinski said.  “Once completed, this much-needed project will improve access to and from I-294 for local residents and businesses, and help open the door to future economic development within the village and neighboring communities.”

The project also includes intersection improvements along 88th/Cork Avenue at 79th Street and Archer Road.  In addition, the Illinois Tollway will be constructing a future northbound entrance ramp from Archer Road with the Central Tri-State Reconstruction Project. 

“This is an original impact project that will positively affect several municipalities by creating an economic surge, and provide a positive environmental impact by allowing for reductions in fuel usage and improving roadway safety and mobility,” said Justice Mayor Kris Wasowicz.  “This project has been successfully moving forward because of strong coordination between the Village of Justice, Illinois Tollway, Illinois Department of Transportation, and Cook County, and because of the full support provided by local leaders such as Congressman Lipinski.”