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Illinois DOT Issues $250M Installment to Support Statewide Municipal Projects

Tue April 12, 2022 - Midwest Edition #8
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The Illinois Department of Transportation recently issued the fifth $250 million funding installment to counties, municipalities and townships statewide to address local transportation needs.
(Illinois DOT photo)
The Illinois Department of Transportation recently issued the fifth $250 million funding installment to counties, municipalities and townships statewide to address local transportation needs. (Illinois DOT photo)

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) recently issued the fifth $250 million funding installment to counties, municipalities and townships statewide to address local transportation needs.

That funding comes from the Rebuild Illinois capital program, signed into law by Gov. Jay "J.B." Pritzker (D) in June 2019. Rebuild Illinois is investing $1.5 billion spread out in six installments to advance local projects in 2,856 counties, municipalities and townships.

Those projects include road and bridge improvements, traffic signal upgrades, new storm sewers and bike paths, sidewalk replacements and other long-term maintenance needs, with financial oversight from the Illinois DOT.

Overall, the Rebuild Illinois program is investing $33.2 billion into the state's transportation system, the governor said — touching all modes of transportation, from roads and bridges to transit, waterways, freight and passenger rail, aviation, bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

"Rebuild Illinois has repaired or replaced more than 3,500 miles of roads and nearly 350 bridges statewide," Pritzker said in a statement. "[This] $250 million in support for municipal and county projects … [is] spurring more economic development across the state."

"If you are making a delivery, commuting or traveling in Illinois, you are relying on a local road to get you where you need to go," added Illinois DOT Secretary Omer Osman. "There is no such thing as a federal, state or local road in Illinois — they are all part of one multimodal system."

He said funding from the previous four $250 million installments to improve local transportation already have supported an estimated 2,290 projects statewide.




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