infrastructure projectsThe state Department of Transportation today announced a six-year $12.62 billion transportation construction program.  Millions of dollars in federal and state funds will be dedicated to improving roadways and bridges in the 49th District, which incorporates Plainfield, Oswego, Shorewood, Crest Hill and parts of several other cities.

Senator Bertino-Tarrant is very pleased that there is a long term goal for enhancing transportation in and through Will and Kendall Counties.

“Our roads and bridges have not been able to keep up with the increased population and traffic in our area,” Sen. Bertino-Tarrant said.  “Many of our roadways are in desperate need of repair.” 

Nearly 30 new transportation construction projects in and around District 49 are scheduled between 2014 and 2019.  Most notably, the I-80 bridge between Ridge Road and U.S. 30 will be widened and replaced, and I-55 at Weber Road will also be widened and resurfaced.

Additionally, the construction program will help develop a multi-modal transportation center in Joliet that will provide travelers access to Metra commuter rail and Amtrak passenger rail, as well as intercity bus and taxi service.

“People need a solid transportation framework in order to grow and thrive,” Bertino-Tarrant said.  “Building that framework will provide good quality jobs, ensure that our economy continues to move in the right direction and remind people that our region is a good place to live and work.”

The purpose of the six-year construction program is to improve roads and bridges throughout Illinois while making major investments in public transportation. The project is scheduled to improve 2,142 miles of highway and replace or rehabilitate 517 bridges across the state.

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