The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced a long-term highway improvement plan for the state. To read about the plan in-depth, click on the link with this article.
The highlights include:
Total: $12.84 billion
Federal: $7.292 billion
State: $4.888 billion, including $2.63 billion from the "Illinois Jobs Now!" capital program and an earlier construction plan lawmakers adopted.
Local: $660 million ___
$4.341 billion for reconstruction, resurfacing and widening, and safety projects
$1.06 billion for interstate highway improvements and $448 million for safety
$2.24 billion for bridges
$2.517 billion for traffic congestion, including $409 million for a new Mississippi River bridge near East St. Louis.
$1.005 billion for new roads to increase access and for economic development. ___
4,739 miles of highways improved
763 bridges replaced or rehabilitated
Source: Illinois Department of Transportation