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IDOT releases new 5-year road plan w/local spending

IDOT releases new 5-year road plan w/local spending

1 month, 1 week ago by Scott Hardy

New plan features $135 million to resurface 28 miles of Interstate 72 in Pike County

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and the state Department of Transportation have announced what they're calling the largest multi-year program to build and repair infrastructure in state history.

Governor Pritzer and IDOT say that the road program will spend over $41.4 billion over the next six years. They say that the spending is spread across all modes of transportation and in every county in the state. It does include $156 million already committed to replace the Memorial Bridge at Quincy. The cost of the bridge will be split with the state of Missouri. The plan includes nearly $14 million to resurface over four miles of Broadway in Quincy, from west of 12th Street to Interstate 172. The work will also include rebuilding intersections, new traffic signals and ADA improvements. That project is expected to start this fall and will continue into 2025. It also includes nearly $9 million to move the bridge on Illinois 57 over Mill Creek at Marblehead. Other projects in West-Central Illinois include nearly $18 million to re-align US 136 at the Keokuk Hamilton bridge to Main Street in Hamilton.

The plan also includes spending over $135 million to resurface over 28 miles of Interstate 72 in Pike County. That work would include rebuilding shoulders repairing bridge decks and bridge deck overlays. That work would be done between Illinois 96 and US 54 and Illinois 107.

IDOT says that the new program eclipses the previous record set last year.

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