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Illinois Governor Announces Milestone for Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan; Local Governments Receive $250M for Transportation Needs

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces that the sixth and final $250-million installment as part of the historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program is being made to counties, municipalities, and townships to address local transportation needs.

“The landmark, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois infrastructure plan is the largest infrastructure investment in state history,” Pritzker said. “And it’s not just roads and bridges that are being rebuilt. Rebuild Illinois is also expanding, upgrading, and modernizing broadband, universities and community colleges, airports, river ports, state parks, health care institutions, state residential facilities, and small business innovation hubs — all while creating and supporting hundreds of thousands of good paying union jobs. At its very core, Rebuild Illinois is an investment in our future — one that leads to economic prosperity and environmental sustainability for our entire state.”

The state’s first capital construction program in more than a decade, Rebuild Illinois is investing a total of $1.5 billion spread out in six installments to advance projects in 2,856 counties, municipalities, and townships. Projects include road and bridge improvements, traffic signal upgrades, new storm sewers and bike paths, sidewalk replacements, and other long-term maintenance needs, with financial oversight from IDOT.

“Thanks to the leadership and vision of Gov. Pritzker and the General Assembly, Rebuild Illinois is investing in our local infrastructure like never before,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “Projects that once faced an uncertain future are creating good-paying jobs and making their communities better places to live, work, and grow a business.”

Funding from the previous $250-million installments to improve local transportation already have supported nearly 3,800 projects across the state. Projects include: $50 million to widen and reconstruct 80th Avenue, between 191st and 183rd streets in Will County; $14 million to improve the intersection of Ashland, Lincoln, and Belmont avenues in Chicago; $4.5 million to improve Springfield Road, between Townline and Toboggan avenues in Tazewell County; and $2 million to reconstruct Country Club Road in Decatur.

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