$11.05 Billion in statewide improvements, starting in 2019
SPRINGFIELD – May 29, 2018 – Senator Paul Schimpf today announced that a Six-Year Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) plan calls for improvements to roads and bridges throughout District 58. The planned upgrades will impact infrastructure in Monroe, St. Clair, Randolph, Perry, Jackson, Union, Jefferson, Washington Counties, and more. The plan is set to start in 2019 and run through 2024.
“I’m pleased to see IDOT’s infrastructure plan includes much needed upgrades and repairs to roads and bridges in Southwestern Illinois,” said Schimpf.
2019 Roadwork Ahead:
- IL-3 and IL-154 near Red bud
- IL-15 and IL-13 south of Freeburg
- IL-37 south of Bonnie and Ina
- US-51 south of Carbondale
- I-57 southeast of Anna
Around the State
Based on current funding levels, the FY2019-2024 Proposed Highway Improvement Program aims to improve a total of 1,945 miles of 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.
This multiyear plan commits to smaller repairs that avoid the higher costs of deferred maintenance. Using this approach, IDOT will realize savings over multiple years to eventually invest in other projects throughout the state. The plan also builds upon the latest in data-driven tools to help identify projects that provide the most value to the public while improving quality of life and regional mobility.
“This is a plan that helps get the state on the right track toward truly meeting the needs of our communities and building a 21st century system of transportation,” said Schimpf.
About Senate District 58
The 58th Senate District includes all or parts of Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, Randolph, Monroe, St. Clair, Washington, and Union Counties and represents more than 220,000 Illinois citizens. Discover more at senatorschimpf.com and find him on Facebook @senatorschimpf.