Logan and McLean counties have several projects in Gov. Quinn's
6-year, $12.62B transportation construction program
improve 2,142 miles of highway, replace or rehabilitate 517 bridges,
and make major investments in public transit
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[April 20, 2013]
SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Pat Quinn
was joined by Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider on
Wednesday to unveil a six-year, $12.62 billion construction program
that will improve roads and bridges throughout Illinois while making
major investments in public transportation. The projects, including
several in Logan and McLean counties, are part of the governor's
agenda to create jobs and drive the Illinois economy forward while
updating the state's transportation system. The upcoming highway,
public transit, rail and airport projects will address critical
infrastructure needs while making major transportation improvements
throughout the state.
"Illinois is the transportation hub of the nation, and this program
will ensure we have the modern infrastructure needed to compete with
the world," Quinn said. "This major investment in roads, bridges and
public transportation will drive economic growth in every part of
Illinois and create tens of thousands of jobs."
2014-2019 highway program will improve 2,142 miles of highway and
replace or rehabilitate 517 bridges across Illinois. The plan
includes $475 million to reconstruct the Circle Interchange in
Chicago; $56 million to repair and upgrade Interstate 74 in eastern
Illinois; $83 million to resurface and replace bridges on I-57 in
Marion, Pulaski, Union, Johnson and Williamson counties; $76.2
million for a new Mississippi River bridge in Moline, in cooperation
with the state of Iowa; and $40.4 million to resurface and repair
bridges along Interstate 55 in Logan County.
"These projects will make our entire transportation system safer,
easier, more efficient and ready to accommodate our current and
future needs," Schneider said. "But they come with another benefit
-- the fact that we will employ thousands of Illinois men and women
and support numerous Illinois businesses while construction is
For fiscal 2014, the program has allocated $2.24 billion for road
projects, $128 million for public transportation, $224 million for
rail and $68 million for airport improvements. The total allocations
for the multiyear program are $9.53 billion for roads, $1.81 billion
for public transportation, $1.121 billion for rail and $159 million
The plan includes $7.2 billion in anticipated federal funds, $1.9
billion in state funds and the remainder from local and other
sources. Additional bond authorization will be required to continue
funding these transportation projects. The $580 million remaining
for road and bridge projects from Quinn's Illinois Jobs Now capital
construction program is also included in this multiyear program.
Projects that are part of the fiscal 2014-2019 program will begin
after July 1 this year. Last month Quinn and Schneider announced
that the $486 million in road and bridge projects to begin this
spring is one of the largest early season construction programs in
the state's history.
Many of the projects announced this week are funded through
legislation Quinn championed in his State of the State address
earlier this year. On those projects, IDOT is offering contractors a
reimbursement rate of $10 an hour for hiring graduates of the
Highway Construction Careers Training Program, an IDOT-sponsored
initiative to encourage women and minorities to pursue careers in
the transportation construction industry.
The multiyear transportation program builds upon the success of
Quinn's $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now program, which is supporting
more than 439,000 jobs over six years. It is the largest capital
construction program in Illinois history and one of the largest
capital construction programs in the nation. Prior to its passage by
the Illinois General Assembly in 2009, Illinois had gone nearly a
decade without a major program to address its critical
More information on the construction program is
Projects of interest in Logan and
McLean counties include:
Rubblization and resurfacing of 3.4
miles and resurfacing 6.1 miles on Interstate 39 and U.S. 51,
from Interstate 55 to the Woodford County line in McLean County,
are programmed during fiscal 2014-2019 at a cost of $19.2
million. Of this total, 3.4 miles of rubblization and
resurfacing on the southbound lanes from Interstate 55 to
Township Road 157A, are programmed in fiscal 2014 at a cost of
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Resurfacing on 1.8
miles, safety improvements and bridge deck repairs on Interstate
55 Business (Veterans Parkway), from west of Fox Creek Road to
0.2 mile east of Bunn Street in Bloomington, are programmed
during fiscal 2015-2019 at a cost of $3.5 million.
location, environmental and design studies on Interstate 55
Business (Veterans Parkway) at Illinois 9 in Bloomington is
programmed during fiscal 2015-2019 at a cost of $2.5 million.
replacements and 0.7 mile of vertical realignment on Interstate
74 and U.S. 51 at the Interstate 55 Business Loop over
Interstate 74, southwest of Bloomington in McLean County, are
programmed in fiscal 2014 at a cost of $13.1 million.
miles on U.S. 51 and U.S. 51 Business, from Woodrig Road in
Bloomington to Country Acres Road in McLean County, is
programmed during fiscal 2015-2019 at a cost of $2.8 million.
and utility adjustments on U.S. 51 Business and Main Street at
Sugar Creek, 0.8 mile north of Illinois 9 in Normal, are
programmed during fiscal 2015-2019 at a cost of $1.4 million.
cold milling for 1.6 miles on Illinois 9, from Royal Pointe
Drive to east of Towanda-Barnes Road in Bloomington, are
programmed during fiscal 2015-2019 at a cost of $2 million.
safety improvements for 10.5 miles on Illinois 9, from
Arrowsmith Road to the Ford County line, are programmed during
fiscal 2015-2019 at a cost of $5.6 million.
replacements on Old U.S. 51, from 0.4 mile south of U.S. 136 to
3 miles north of Heyworth in McLean County, are programmed
during fiscal 2015-2019 at a cost of $1.6 million.
miles, patching, bridge deck repairs, bridge superstructure, new
bridge decks, bridge joint repairs, waterproofing and bridge
deck overlay, on Interstate 55 from 0.6 mile north of Illinois
Route 10 to the McLean County line and on Interstate 155 from
Interstate 55 to 0.9 mile north in Logan County, are programmed
during fiscal 2014-2019 at a cost of $40.4 million. Of this
total, bridge work from Interstate 55 Business north of Lincoln
to County Highway 6 in Atlanta is programmed in fiscal 2014 at a
cost of $13.4 million.
A new bridge,
bridge replacement, 1 mile of vertical realignment and bridge
approach roadway on Interstate 55 Business over Salt Creek, 0.3
mile southwest of Lincoln, are programmed in fiscal 2014 at a
cost of $13 million. This project has been approved for Illinois
Major Bridge Program funding.
Replacement of nine 35-foot diesel
buses for the Bloomington-Normal Public Transit System at a cost
of $3 million is funded by the state of Illinois.
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