State Senator Donald DeWitte (R-St. Charles) joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Wednesday for the launch of the new, $20.7 billion transportation infrastructure plan that will improve the state’s roads and bridges over the next six years. The new projects build on previously approved improvements already completed through the Rebuild Illinois program over the last two years.
“Illinois is the transportation hub of the Midwest, and I am pleased to see that maintaining and improving our roads and bridges remains a priority through this new multi-year plan,” said Sen. DeWitte, who serves as the Minority Spokesperson of the Senate Transportation Committee. “Especially as we begin to move out of the pandemic, a reliable transportation grid is essential to restoring economic vitality to businesses that have endured immense difficulty over the last 14 months.”
According to DeWitte, the multi-year plan will improve 2,779 miles of roads and 7.9 million square feet of bridge deck while creating thousands of jobs. Of the $20.7 billion to be spent overall, $3.32 billion has been earmarked for projects during the next fiscal year. Click here to see the full list of projects included in the six-year plan, and click here to see a list of projects specific to the 33rd Senate District.
“This plan provides for $83.43 million in improvements to state highways within the 33rd Senate District, and another $4.8 million in work on local highways, with projects scheduled in both Kane and McHenry Counties,” added Sen. DeWitte. “Of that total, just over $16 million is allocated toward projects that should get underway very soon in Fiscal Year 2022. Not only will these projects create economic opportunity and an abundance of jobs, but they will also improve safety on our local and state roads and bridges.”