LEMONT—The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has released its updated $41 billion state and local highway investment plan that includes $175.8 million for 33 projects in the 41st District.
“These projects will have a meaningful impact in reducing congestion, increasing safety and growing jobs and economic opportunity in our district,” said Illinois Senate Republican Leader John Curran (R-Dowers Grove), who supported the Rebuild Illinois legislation that made the funding possible. “Our constituents have been very clear about the need to invest in our infrastructure, and today is another step closer to accomplishing that goal.”
The statewide plan, unveiled today at the Illinois Department of Transportation in Springfield, is set to begin in FY24 with work going through 2029. The 41st District will see immense investment including 24 state highway projects totaling $170,411,000, along with an additional nine projects for local highways totaling $5,433,000.
Notable projects include a combined $81 million for bridge deck overlays and bridge joint replacements and repairs in part of Indian Head Park, $30 million for bridge superstructure replacements in part of Willow Springs, and $1 million for a bikeway in Western Springs. In addition to regular maintenance and improvements, millions of dollars will also be invested in traffic control throughout the district.
“Illinois, and our District specifically, are transportation hubs for the nation,” said Curran. “Continuing to invest in our infrastructure not only ensures safe, efficient travel, it also creates jobs and the quality of life for our residents. I am proud to share these plans today and look forward to working with all stakeholders as the projects break ground.”