A delegation of Will County Board members recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with White House administration officials about securing resources for improving Interstate 80 and addressing the opioid epidemic.
“We strengthened our relationships with the federal administration and our congressional members to make sure that Will County is part of the conversation about where federal resources will be allocated,” said Will County Board Speaker Jim Moustis, R-Frankfort, in a news release.
The U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Anthony Bedell met with the Will County delegation to discuss investing federal money into infrastructure improvements on I-80 and other arterial roads. Officials spoke about the need to improve safety for drivers. Bedell plans to visit Will County to tour the area and talk about infrastructure investments on I-80.
Board members also met with Vice President Mike Pence about the ways the administration is working to include local voices in their decision making. Pence spoke about the importance of eliminating burdensome regulations to help businesses in Will County and stimulate the economy.
“We made a strong case for why it is important for the federal government to invest in Will County,” said County Board Member Mike Fricilone, R-Homer Glen.