$104.4 Million in IDOT Funds Allocated for Road and Bridge Projects in Rep. Hays’ House District from 2019-2024

State Representative Chad Hays (R-Catlin) announced today that more than $104 million of an $11.05 billion statewide road and bridge improvement program will be spent on projects in the 104th Legislative House District. The projects were announced recently as part of the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) six-year Proposed Highway Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2019-2024.

“These road and bridge repair projects will go far in improving the state of our roads in and around the 104th District,” said Hays. “I am thrilled to see such a large financial commitment from IDOT to update our infrastructure over the next six years. Keeping our roads and bridges in good condition not only provides safety to our residents, but it also provides an economic boost by providing good-paying road construction jobs to local workers.”

District 104 projects included in IDOTs six-year program include:
  • $10,600,000 for resurfacing on I-57 from two miles south of Thomasboro to US 136 in Rantoul 
  • $1,652,000 for bridge deck overlay and repairs on I-74 from University Avenue to two miles east of the St. Joseph interchange in Urbana 
  • $9,320,000 for resurfacing, guardrail work, bridge deck repairs and ramp repair on I-74 from two miles east of the St. Joseph interchange to IL 49 in Champaign and Vermilion Counties 
  • $23,000,000 for reconstruction on I-74 from US 150 west of Danville to the Vermilion River in Danville 
  • $5,080,000 for bridge deck repairs on I-74 from US 150 west of Danville to the Vermilion River in Danville 
  • $18,736,000 for engineering and bridge rehabilitation on I-74 at the Salt Fork of the Vermilion River west of Danville 
  • $5,300,000 for engineering and bridge replacement on I-74 at Tilton Road in Tilton 
  • $9,649,000 for resurfacing, underdrains and ramp repair on I-74 from the middle fork of the Vermilion River in Danville to the Indiana state line 
  • $4,300,000 for bridge replacement on I-74 at Perrysville Road in Danville 
  • $6,000,000 for bridge replacement and bridge deck repairs on I-74 at Griffin Street and Stony Creek in Danville 
  • $1,636,000 for bridge deck overlay on I-74 at the Lynch Road interchange 
  • $3,491,000 for resurfacing and ADA improvements on US 45 (Neil Street) from Springfield Avenue in Champaign to Curtis Road in Savoy 
  • $3,461,000 for resurfacing and ADA improvements on US 150/IL 1 from Ridge Farm to US 36 in Vermilion and Edgar Counties 
  • $800,000 for resurfacing and ADA improvements on IL 1/US 136 from just north of Liberty Lane to Winter Avenue in Danville 
  • $1,380,000 for resurfacing on Leverett Road from Market Street to US 45 in Champaign/Urbana 
Based on current funding levels, the FY 2019-2024 Proposed Highway Improvement Program aims to improve a total of 1,945 miles of road and 525 bridges maintained by the State. The multi-year program also includes funding for upgrades to more than 750 miles of local roads and 922,933 square feet of local bridges.

Upon announcing the statewide infrastructure plan, Governor Bruce Rauner said, “Illinois is a transportation hub for the nation, facilitating commerce from coast to coast. By investing in that infrastructure and regularly repairing and upgrading our roads, we preserve a vital resource that brings jobs and economic opportunity to our state, and ensures roads are safe for Illinois families.”

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