The Illinois Department of Transportation unveiled a plan on Friday for spending nearly $41 billion in federal, state and local funds over the next six years to repair and upgrade roads, bridges, airports, rail lines and other infrastructure throughout the state.
Below is the 10 top Construction Projects to benefit from Illinois DOT US$41 billion plan
- $611.5 million for the renovation and rehabilitation of stretches of Interstate 90 in Cook County, which will enhance safety and access to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
- A bridge over the Mississippi River in Quincy is to be replaced for $156 million,
- A bridge over the Ohio River in Cairo is to be replaced for US$116 million.
- $135.1 million to widen portions of U.S. Highway 24 in Peoria and Fulton counties to four lanes.
- $13.96 billion for other forms of transportation,
- $9.85 billion for transit systems,
- $2.67 billion for freight and passenger rail,
- $1.25 billion for aviation projects, and
- $190 million for ports and waterways.
- $100 million for enhancements to safety and dependability on Amtrak’s Saluki service between Chicago and Carbondale as well as runway upgrades at Litchfield and Pontiac municipal airports.
The plan, which IDOT updates every year, is currently in its most extensive iteration in state history. The state’s 2019 Rebuild Illinois capital infrastructure programme serves as its driving force. Funded mostly by annualised increases to the state’s motor fuel tax and increases to driving-related licence fees that went into effect in 2020, the initial six-year Rebuild Illinois plan included $33.2 billion for transportation.
In the top construction projects to be covered in Illinois, Road and bridge improvements would receive more than half of the plan’s $27 billion budget, including $4.6 billion in the current fiscal year. Along with another 738 miles of roadway and 1.1 million square feet of bridge deck in systems managed by local governments, this will pay for the repair and rehabilitation of 2,866 miles of roadway and 9.8 million square feet of bridge deck on the state highway system.
The $41 billion six-year plan, according to Transportation Secretary Omer Osman, marks a 10% increase over the prior multiyear plan, and the funding allotted for the current fiscal year, a 25% increase over the prior fiscal year.