Illinois Department of Transportation

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) launched the $25 million Fast-Track Public Infrastructure Grants initiative on May 12 to accelerate work on planned public infrastructure projects around the state this summer, as many local governments face lost revenues, impacting their ability to finance these projects.

A $1.2 billion bridge replacement is currently under way in a cooperative effort between the Iowa and Illinois Departments of Transportation. The I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project is part of an overall plan to improve the I-74 corridor from Moline, Ill., to Davenport, Iowa.

An innovative fix for a congestion-plagued interchange connecting people to some of Chicago's most popular destinations and a bikeable and walkable greenway that connects neighborhoods in Atlanta's north side are being honored as the winners in the 2018 America's Transportation Awards competition.

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to complete local crossroad bridge repair work on 47th Street in September and then begin work on the 55th Street over the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), as well as 55th Street bridges over Flagg Creek in Cook and DuPage Counties.

The Illinois Department of Transportation on Aug. 22 issued a formal Request for Information (RFI) for private sector firms interested in partnering with the state to replace its aging highway lighting infrastructure with energy-efficient equipment that includes smart technology.

Eight outstanding transportation projects from five mid-America states were honored Aug. 29 in the fourth and final regional America's Transportation Awards competition. The projects were recognized for major achievements, including: engaging small businesses through a “first of its kind” training program; replacing bridges to reconnect communities after major flooding; increasing mobility through a $2 billion overhaul of the most popular Amtrak route in the Midwest; and modernizing an aging freeway to improve safety and economic development.

The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) held its 50th Anniversary Convention April 11 to 12 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield, Ill. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and the new assistant secretary of labor of MSHA David Zatezalo delivered the keynote address to members.

It is Wednesday Wrap-Up time and just in case you missed it, here is your recap of several popular stories from our site over the past week: Missouri's 100-Year-Old Capitol To See Renovation If you decide to visit the Missouri Capitol, you will be weave your way through a construction zone while the 100-year-old building undergoes a major renovation.

The mighty Mississippi River has long been regarded as a dividing line between the American East and West. Flowing south from its headwaters in Minnesota, the 2,320-mi.-long river almost splits the country from north to south all the way to the Gulf of Mexico south of New Orleans.

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is spending $80.6 million to replace the aging U.S. 52/IL 64 bridge spanning the Mississippi River between Illinois and Iowa, with the financial support from the Iowa Department of Transportation (IADOT).