SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is investing $45 billion to rebuild “crumbling roads and bridges” and build major projects essential to the state’s future. As outlined in IDOT’s Proposed Highway Improvement Program, the Rebuild Illinois program will include: a bridge replacement at Long Run Creek; a bridge replacement on US 52 over the Mississippi river (pictured); and a bridge replacement over the Illinois river at Spring Valley.
“The need for a sweeping capital plan has rarely been greater, with much of Illinois’ infrastructure in dire shape,” wrote IDOT officials. “Overall, Illinois’ infrastructure has a C-rating, and businesses and residents alike face untold costs for the congestion delays, damage to vehicles, and concern about the integrity of bridges and failure to maintain facilities for public use. In short, significant investments have long been needed to ensure Illinois’ infrastructure is repaired, maintained, and consistently prioritized year after year.”