With the 135th Street Bridge opened to traffic, a committee was established to initiate a study for Caton Farm Road/Bruce Road/Cedar Road/Illinois 7. The membership of the committee include the following: Plainfield Township, Lockport Township, Homer Township, City of Joliet, Crest Hill, Lockport and Will County. The committee members elected Will County, as the Lead Agency for the study, because the Caton Farm Road/Bruce Road/Cedar Road/ Illinois 7 roadway would be a regional roadway.The Will County Department of Highways was assigned the task of implementing the study. During 1999 and 2000 the committee meets with various Federal, State and Local officials to gain funding for the study and establish the parameters of the study. Since funding of this bridge/roadways is beyond the resources of Will County and other committee members, the committee is informed that in order to be eligible for future Federal and State funding it must follow very specific guidelines in the limits and scope of the project.