For many years now there have been on again and off again discussions about an expressway interchange at I-80 and Wolf Road. This intersection is pretty much split between Mokena and Orland Park, with both communities required to agree on any type of plan before a single shovel of dirt can be tossed.
The village of Mokena has grown by leaps and bounds since any serious discussion about the interchange took place.
Countless proposals were reviewed and comprehensive studies were commissioned to evaluate the necessity and desire to have such an interchange at the location. No action has been taken for many years and any type of solution, no matter what the logistics, is languishing in bureaucracy.
While this is not the place to get lost in the details, it is a convenient spot to rekindle the discussion. Currently, when traveling on Interstate 80, there is an eight mile gap between the interchanges at LaGrange Road in Mokena and U.S. 30 in New Lenox. In between lies the connection to I-355.
Well, Mokena, the town that we all love, now is as good a time as any to hear your comments and suggestions. If you're in favor, or not, of expressway access at I-80 at Wolf Road please drop me a line with your thoughts. Whatever your feelings, it would add to the discussion if you could give a brief synopsis on why you feel that way.
In the mean time I'll be out there looking for more ways to love Mokena.