Assistant Minority Leader Haas Joins Governor in Kicking Off Illinois 50 & Armour Road Intersection Reconstruction

KANKAKEE – On Friday, House Assistant Minority Leader Jackie Haas (R-Kankakee) joined Governor JB Pritzker and other community leaders to launch the reconstruction of the Illinois 50 and Armour Road intersection. This project, funded through the Rebuild Illinois program, will widen and resurface this important intersection in the village of Bradley.

“This is a terrific day to launch such an important infrastructure project for the 79th District and Kankakee River Valley region,” said Leader Haas. “By making this critical intersection easier and safer to navigate, we will help connect constituents and visitors alike to economic engines of our communities in Kankakee County. I urge all traveling in the area during this construction period to be mindful of road workers and their safety, as well as the safety of other drivers.”

This project will widen and resurface the intersection of Illinois Route 50 (Kinzie Avenue) with Armour Road in the 79th District village of Bradley. This includes installing a new signal at the four-way stop sign at Arthur Burch and Pharmaceutical Drives, which will make for better access to the secondary entrance to CSL Behring. The project will also install new roadway lighting on Armour Road and install new traffic signals at the IL-50 and Armour Road intersection.

The funding for this project totals approximately $14 million and construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2023 and end in late summer 2024. Other ongoing projects for Rebuild Illinois in the area include a replacement of the Armour Road bridge crossing the Illinois Central Railroad in Bourbonnais, replacing the Maple Street/Waldron Road bridge over I-57, and replacing the I-57 bridges over Grinnell Road and the Norfolk Southern Railroad.