Who takes care of what roads?

Will County Division of Transportation

Will County Division of Transportation takes care of more than 620 lane miles of highway in Will County. There are more than 55 roads within WCDOT’s jurisdiction. Our Will County Highway Map identifies what roads we take care of, and can be found by clicking here with the map size of your choice: 8.5”x11”11”x17”, 24”x36”, and 36”x48” (Including Bridge locations).  A table that tells the name of each road in the system, the limits of each road, and the mileage the road covers in Will County can be viewed here.

Another way to identify a Will County Division of Transportation Road is by the 5-sided chevron in blue and yellow (pictured on the right).

Illinois Department of Transportation

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) takes care of State Highways as well as Federal Highways in Illinois. Roads under their jurisdiction within Will County include: Interstates 55, 57, 80 and U.S. Routes 6, 30, 45, 52 and IL Routes 1, 7, 43, 50, 53, 59, 102, 113, 126, 129, 171, 394.

The Illinois Department of Transportation can be contacted via phone at 217-782-7820 (847-705-4401 for the collar county area) or by visiting their website.

Illinois Tollway

The Illinois Tollway is responsible for the construction, maintenance, and operation of tollways in northern Illinois. Interstate 355 cuts through Will County form the north connecting to IDOT I-80. You can contact the Illinois Tollway at 630-241-6800, or visit the Illinois Tollway website.

Will County Municipalities

There are 31 municipalities within Will County, each with their own road system. You can find a list of the municipalities with contact information at the Will County Governmental League website by clicking here.

Will County Townships

Township roads are roads located outside of municipalities that are not otherwise designated as state or county highways. A township highway commissioner is an elected official who is responsible for the roads that are located within the boundaries of a particular township. The number of roads within each of the county’s 24 townships vary greatly depending on the township itself. You can find a list of Will County township highway officials by clicking here.