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[APRIL 16, 2004]  WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Peoria, announced that he has secured $14 million for specific transportation projects in the 18th Congressional District. The news comes with the U.S. House passing reauthorization of the highway construction bill.  

The bill known as the "Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users," or TEA LU, passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 357-65. The Senate previously passed a different version of the highway bill. Both bills go to a House-Senate conference committee to reconcile the differences between the bills.

"Transportation projects are of the highest priority to communities throughout the 18th District," the congressman said, "and I am pleased we were able to secure funding for many of the infrastructure needs of central and western Illinois."

Specific 18th District projects contained in the bill are as follows:

  • Logan County/Lincoln, Fifth Street Road upgrades:  $800,000  
  • U.S. Route 67 upgrades:  $1 million
  • Pre-construction activities for Illinois Route 336, Peoria to Macomb portion:  $1 million
  • Engineering studies for Eastern Peoria Bypass:  $1.6 million
  • Illinois Route 8 upgrades from East Peoria to Washington:  $800,000

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  • Engineering studies for Illinois Route 29:  $1 million
  • Peoria, Pioneer Parkway upgrades:  $800,000
  • Peoria, Riverfront area street improvements and parking:  $800,000
  • Springfield, Cockrell Lane upgrades:  $800,000
  • Sangamon Valley trail:  $236,000
  • Jacksonville, downtown plaza restoration:  $800,000
  • South Jacksonville, West Vandalia Road upgrades:  $800,000
  • Pekin, Veterans Drive upgrades:  $800,000
  • Bartonville street widening, sidewalk improvements and drainage:  $800,000
  • Oreana, upgrade of "original town" streets:  $884,000
  • City of Washington, Mueller Road rehabilitation:  $280,000
  • Havana, Broadway Street upgrades:  $800,000

[News release from Rep. Ray LaHood,
18th Congressional District]

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