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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2008

Blagojevich Administration unveils $10.9 Billion Multi-Year Highway Improvement Program
Bridge safety and maintenance of roads is focus of program; Approval of Governor’s Illinois Works capital plan would boost Illinois Economy, create 700,000 jobs and allow for expansion of the road system

SPRINGFIELD – The Blagojevich Administration today unveiled a $10.875 billion Multi-year Highway Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2009-2014 for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). IDOT Secretary Milton R. Sees stressed that without the additional infrastructure investment that would be provided by the proposed Illinois Works capital bill, plans to expand the state’s transportation system to stimulate the economy and create jobs will remain on the shelf. 

Approval of the Illinois Works capital plan will trigger a $31 billion capital investment plan that will support more than 700,000 jobs, fix the state’s deteriorating roads and bridges, build and repair schools across the state, and provide resources for statewide economic development.

“It’s been nine years since Illinois has passed a capital investment plan,” said, Gov. Blagojevich. “If the General Assembly is serious about putting people to work and investing in our future, then I urge them to get behind Illinois Works. Send me a capital investment plan that I can sign and let’s get to work expanding and improving our transportation infrastructure, our schools and our economy.” 

Grassroots support for a capital plan from labor, business and communities across the state has been coalescing behind the Illinois Works Coalition, a group co-chaired by former Speaker of the U.S. House Dennis Hastert and Southern Illinois University President Glenn Poshard.

In IDOT’s proposed multi-year plan, $7.79 billion will be for the state’s highway system while $3.08 billion will be for local roads.  On the state system, $5.6 billion – or almost three-fourths – will be for roadway maintenance, safety and bridge repair.  Funding for urban area congestion relief totals $1.54 billion, including $477 million for a new Mississippi River Bridge crossing and connecting roadways in the Metro East area. A total of $633 million is targeted to expand the system with new roads to increase access and promote economic development.

“IDOT’s proposed Multi-year program is a barebones plan that focuses our resources on maintaining the state’s network of roads and bridges and on safety improvements,” said Transportation Secretary Milton R. Sees. “However, as the severe winter we have just been through showed us, we run the real risk that our roads and bridges will deteriorate at an even faster pace unless we come up with the capital funding needed to stay ahead of the impact of the elements.”

As a result of the toll that the harsh winter took on the road system, approximately $126 million of the FY 2009 annual program will be devoted to immediate resurfacing needs caused by accelerated pavement deterioration.  These projects will address 264 miles of roadways and will be scheduled for this summer and fall.

Continuing a trend that was in place even before last year’s tragic bridge collapse in Minnesota, IDOT is devoting an increased portion of funding to maintaining the state’s bridge system; the percentage of the program devoted to bridges will increase to 24 percent from 23 percent in the previous plan, for a total of $1.876 billion for bridge maintenance.

The FY 2009-2014 Proposed Highway Improvement Program will:

    ·       Improve 5,264 miles of highways

    ·       Replace or rehabilitate 905 bridges.

    ·       Target key projects in northeastern Illinois to address congestion, with funding to complete a project to add additional lanes and noise walls along Interstate 55 from Interstate 80 to Weber Road.

    ·       Provide $477 million for construction of a New Mississippi River Bridge in the Metro East area.

    ·       Provide for reinvestment in downstate Illinois for interstate highways such as Interstate 80 from the Henry County line to west of Illinois 251 in Bureau County.

    ·       Provide $431 million for local benefits programs to help cities, counties and townships improve local roads and support economic development.

    ·       Provide funding for railroad crossing safety improvements throughout the state including funding for grade separation projects such as Andrews Drive Extension over U.S. Rt. 40 and the CSX Railroad east of IL Rt. 127 in Greenville.

    ·       Enhance highway safety as part of the department’s regular highway improvement program by targeting specific fatal and severe crash locations and addressing statewide safety concerns.


The FY 2009-14 MYP is based upon conservative estimates of federal, state and local funding, including $7.061 billion in federal funds, $3.128 billion in state funds and $686 million in local funds. The federal portion of the MYP is based upon anticipated levels established in the federal transportation legislation known as SAFETEA-LU.

IDOT’s four main priorities for the FY 2009-14 state road building program are as follows:

        ·       System Maintenance:    $3.742 billion is scheduled for reconstruction, resurfacing/widening and safety projects.  This includes $681 million for Interstate resurfacing projects and $332 million for safety improvements.

        ·       Bridge Maintenance:  $1.876 billion is scheduled to address bridge needs.

        ·       Congestion Mitigation:  $1.540 billion is scheduled to address traffic congestion.  This includes $477 million for a new bridge over the Mississippi River near East St. Louis and connecting roadways.

        ·       System Expansion:  $633 million is scheduled to build new roads to increase access and for economic development.  Few new major projects were added in this category.


The entire FY 2009-2014 MYP is available online at the Illinois Department of Transportation website, www.dot.il.gov

Major Project Highlights:


The following major projects are tentatively scheduled during FY 2009-2014:

Northeastern Illinois

    ·       Interstate 55 at Arsenal Road in Will County.  Interchange reconstruction, bridge replacement, land acquisition, lighting and engineering are programmed during FY 2009­2014 at a cost of $81.2 million.  Of this total, $9.1 million is programmed in FY 2009 for land acquisition and engineering for contract plans.  This work is being done in conjunction with the development of the Joliet Arsenal facility which, when completed, will be the largest inter-modal facility in the nation.

    ·       Interstate 55 from Interstate 80 to Weber Road in Will County.  Construction on the mainline pavement is currently underway with completion anticipated by fall of this year.  The FY 2009­2014 Program provides $22.2 million for noise walls and police hire backs.  Of this total, $0.4 million is programmed in FY 2009 for police hire backs.  

    ·       Interstate 55 at Illinois 59 (Cottage Street) in Will County.  Bridge replacement, interchange reconstruction, auxiliary lanes, lighting, retaining wall, construction engineering and utility adjustment are programmed during FY 2009-2014 at a cost of $27.8 million.  Of this total, $26.7 million is programmed in FY 2009 for bridge replacement, interchange reconstruction, the addition of auxiliary lanes, lighting, retaining wall, construction engineering and utility adjustment.

    ·       Interstate 55 (Stevenson Expressway) at Central Avenue (including ramps) in Cook County.  Bridge rehabilitation, interchange reconstruction, land acquisition, retaining wall, construction engineering and lighting are programmed during FY 2009­2014 at a cost of $30.9 million.  Of this total, $0.4 million is programmed for FY 2009 for land acquisition.  This project has been approved for Illinois Major Bridge Program funding.

    ·       Interstate 80 from 0.6 mile east of 80th Avenue to Interstate 294 in Will County.  Resurfacing on 6.8 miles is programmed during FY 2010­2014 at a cost of $8.2 million. 

    ·       Interstate 90 (Kennedy Expressway) at Cumberland Avenue in Cook County.  Bridge replacement, intersection improvement, lighting and construction engineering are programmed during FY 2010­2014 at a cost of $18.5 million.  This project has been approved for Illinois Major Bridge Program funding. 

    ·       Interstate 94/90 (Dan Ryan Expressway) from 31st Street to south of the Interstate 57 Interchange in Cook County.  Construction on the mainline roadway in this segment was completed last fall.  The FY 2009­2014 Program provides $32.8 million for landscaping, fencing, bridge repair, a railroad flagger and knee walls.  Of this total, $24.9 million is programmed in FY 2009 for knee walls, bridge repair, a railroad flagger and landscaping.

    ·       Interstate 94 (Bishop Ford Expressway) from west of Martin Luther King Drive to US 6 in Cook County.  Resurfacing on 9.6 miles, new signing, bridge replacement at Cottage Grove Road, bridge rehabilitation at the Stony Island Feeder and a pump station at 110th Street and Doty Avenue are programmed during FY 2010­2014 at a cost of $50.6 million.  Of this total, $750,000 is included in FY 2009 for engineering.

    • US 6 (159th Street) from Interstate 294 (Tri-State Tollway) to Illinois 1 (Halsted Street).  Reconstruction on 2.3 miles, bridge replacement, new structure, railroad relocation, a railroad flagger, intersection improvement, construction engineering, utility adjustment and lighting are programmed during FY 2009­2014 at an estimated cost of $73.5 million.  Of this total, $46.8 million is included in FY 2009 for bridge replacement, new structure, utility adjustment, railroad relocation, a railroad flagger and construction engineering.  TEA­21 provided approximately $1.3 million in HPP funds for this project.

    • US 12/45 (Mannheim Road) at Franklin Avenue & Soo Railroad.  Bridge replacement, a railroad flagger and construction engineering are programmed during FY 2010­2014 at an estimated cost of $18.6 million.  This project has been approved for Illinois Major Bridge Program funding.

    • US 14 from West Lake Shore Drive to Lucas Road.  Additional lanes for 2.6 miles, land acquisition, engineering for contract plans and construction engineering are programmed during FY 2010-2014 at an estimated cost of $37.1 million. 

    • US 14 from Lucas Road to Crystal Lake Avenue and at Ridgefield Road (S JCT).  Additional lanes for 2.2 miles, land acquisition, engineering for contract plans and construction engineering are programmed during FY 2010­2014 at an estimated cost of $29 million.

    • US 41 at Illinois 132 (Grand Avenue).  Bridge replacement, bridge fabrication, interchange reconstruction, retaining wall, utility adjustment, construction engineering, a railroad flagger and lighting are programmed during FY 2009­2014 at an estimated cost of $33.3 million.  Of this total, $32 million is included in FY 2009 for bridge replacement, bridge fabrication, interchange reconstruction, retaining wall, utility adjustment, construction engineering, a railroad flagger and lighting.

    • Illinois 21 (Milwaukee Avenue) from north of Sanders Road to south of Euclid Avenue.  Reconstruction on 0.3 mile, intersection improvement, traffic signal modernization, signal timing, land acquisition, engineering for right-of-way and contract plans are programmed during FY 2010­2014 at an estimated cost of $12 million.

    • Illinois 22 (Lake Zurich Road) from Quentin Road to west of Illinois 83 (Mundelein Road).  Additional lanes for 3.5 miles, land acquisition, engineering for design, location and environmental studies, right-of-way and contract plans and construction engineering are programmed during FY 2009­2014 at an estimated cost of $39 million.  Of this total, $500,000 is included in FY 2009 for completion of engineering for design, location and environmental studies.

    • Illinois 22 (Half Day Road) at Interstate 94 (Tri-State Tollway).  Bridge replacement, culvert extension, culvert rehabilitation, retaining wall and construction engineering are programmed during FY 2010­2014 at an estimated cost of $16.1 million.

    • Illinois 22 (Half Day Road) from east of Interstate 94 (Tri-State Tollway) to west of US 41 (Skokie Highway).  Additional lanes for nearly 3 miles, land acquisition, utility adjustment, a railroad flagger, construction engineering and landscaping are programmed during FY 2010­2014 at an estimated cost of $23 million. 

    • Illinois 31 at Illinois 176 (East Terra Cotta Avenue) and at Terra Cotta Road.  Intersection reconstruction and land acquisition are programmed during FY 2010­2014 at an estimated cost of $23.6 million.

    • Illinois 43 (Harlem Avenue) over US 12/20 (95th Street) 0.6 mile north of Interstate 294.  Bridge rehabilitation, bridge widening, interchange reconstruction, pump station, engineering for contract plans and lighting are programmed during FY 2010­2014 at an estimated cost of $13.2 million. 

    • Illinois 53 (Rohlwing Road) from Elgin O’Hare Expressway to Army Trail Road.  Additional lanes for nearly 4 miles, land acquisition and construction engineering are programmed during FY 2010­2014 at an estimated cost of $52 million. 

    • Illinois 53 from Illinois 64 (North Avenue) to St. Charles Road.  Additional lanes for 1.1 miles, bridge rehabilitation, intersection reconstruction and land acquisition are programmed during FY 2009­2014 at an estimated cost of $18.6 million.  Of this total, $500,000 is included in FY 2009 for land acquisition and engineering for design, location and environmental studies.

    • Illinois 56 (Butterfield Road) from west of Illinois 59 (Joliet Road) to Naperville Road.  Additional lanes for 5.3 miles, bridge replacement, land acquisition, engineering for design, location and environmental studies, construction engineering and bikeway are programmed during FY 2009­2014 at an estimated cost of $71.2 million.  Of this total, $4.8 million is included in FY 2009 for completion of engineering for design, location and environmental studies and land acquisition.

    • Illinois 59/US 30 (Division Street/Brook Forest Avenue) from Illinois 126 (Lockport Street) to US 52 (Jefferson Street).  Additional lanes for 6.3 miles, new structure, intersection reconstruction, retaining wall, construction engineering, water main, utility adjustment and landscaping are programmed during FY 2009­2014 at an estimated cost of $69 million.  Of this total, $64 million is included in FY 2009 for additional lanes for 6.3 miles, new structure, intersection reconstruction, retaining wall, construction engineering, water main and utility adjustment.

    • Illinois 64 (North Avenue) from 7th Avenue to Dunham Road.  Reconstruction on 1.2 miles, widening and resurfacing, railroad crossing improvement, retaining wall, land acquisition and lighting are programmed during FY 2009­2014 at an estimated cost of $10 million.  Of this total, $950,000 is included in FY 2009 for land acquisition.

    • Illinois 64 (North Avenue) from Kautz Road to Illinois 59 (Ingalton Road).  Additional lanes for nearly 3 miles, bridge replacement, retaining wall, land acquisition, construction engineering and lighting are programmed during FY 2010­2014 at an estimated cost of $43.2 million.

    • Illinois 64 (North Avenue) at Des Plaines River.  Bridge replacement and engineering for contract plans are programmed during FY 2009­2014 at an estimated cost of $9.8 million.  Of this total, $300,000 is included in FY 2009 for engineering for contract plans.  This project has been approved for Illinois Major Bridge Program funding.

    • Illinois 83 (Milwaukee Avenue) from Wisconsin State Line to Petite Lake Road.  Widening and resurfacing on 4.6 miles, bi-directional left turn-lane, modernization of traffic signals, signal timing, construction engineering and a railroad flagger are programmed during FY 2010­2014 at an estimated cost of $21 million.

    • Illinois 83 (Barron Boulevard) at Illinois 120 (Belvidere Road) south to Illinois 137 and at Atkinson Road.  Intersection reconstruction and engineering for contract plans are programmed during FY 2010­2014 at an estimated cost of $6.4 million.

    • Congress Parkway (Westbound and Eastbound) over South Branch Chicago River.  Bridge rehabilitation, bridge new deck, bridge repair and miscellaneous traffic control are programmed during FY 2010­2014 at an estimated cost of $22.1 million.  This project has been approved for Illinois Major Bridge Program funding.

    • DesPlaines River Road from US 12 (Rand Road) to Devon Avenue.  Reconstruction on 3.8 miles, land acquisition, engineering for design, location and environmental studies and right-of-way are programmed during FY 2009­2014 at an estimated cost of $50.7 million.  Of this total, $250,000 is included in FY 2009 for completion of engineering for design, location and environmental studies.

    • Elgin O’Hare Expressway from Interstate 290/Illinois 53 to O’Hare Ring Road and O’Hare Ring Road from Interstate 90 (Northwest Tollway) to Interstate 294 (Tri-State Tollway).  New construction, engineering for design, location and environmental studies, engineering for contract plans and preliminary engineering project managers are programmed during FY 2009­2014 at an estimated cost of $164.3 million.  Of this total, $5.5 million is included in FY 2009 for engineering for design, location and environmental studies and preliminary engineering project managers.  These are SAFETEA-LU projects of national and regional significance.  SAFETEA-LU provided a total of $140 million for these projects.  The Department will be engaged in significant community outreach and public involvement throughout the planning process to develop proposals in accordance with the Department’s Context Sensitive Solutions policy.

    • Southwest Highway over B&O Railroad, Stony Creek and at Ridgeland Avenue.  Bridge replacement, intersection improvement, land acquisition, construction engineering and lighting are programmed during FY 2009­2014 at an estimated cost of $14.5 million.  Of this total, $2 million is included in FY 2009 for land acquisition.  This project has been approved for Illinois Major Bridge Program funding.

    • Wolf Road from Illinois 21 (Milwaukee Avenue) to north of Hintz Road.  Widening and resurfacing for 2 miles, bi-directional left turn-lane, land acquisition and lighting are programmed during FY 2010­2014 at an estimated cost of $6.8 million.

    • Wolf Road from south of Hintz Road to Palatine Road.  Additional lanes for 1 mile is programmed during FY 2010­2014 at an estimated cost of $7.5 million.

    • 31st Street over ICG Railroad and METRA Electric Railroad.  Bridge replacement and construction engineering are programmed during FY 2010­2014 at an estimated cost of $7.8 million.  This project has been approved for Illinois Major Bridge Program funding.


Downstate Illinois

·       Interstate 57 from the Coles/Douglas County line to Sadorus Road in Champaign County.  Resurfacing on 22.6 miles, bridge repair and patching are programmed during FY 2009­2014 at a cost of $22.6 million.  Of this total, resurfacing on 10.5 miles and patching are programmed in FY 2009 at a cost of $13.2 million. 

  • Interstate 57 from 2.4 miles north of US 24 to north of Clifton in Iroquois County.  Resurfacing on 12.8 miles, bridge work and engineering for contract plans are programmed during FY 2010­2014 at a cost of $28.5 million.

  • Interstate 57 from the Kankakee River Bridge to south of the Illinois 50 Interchange in Bourbonnais.  Resurfacing on 3.9 miles, a bridge replacement and vertical realignment for 0.6 mile at the Kankakee River, engineering for contract plans, land acquisition and replacement of bridges at Waldron Road and North Street are programmed during FY 2010-2014 at a cost of $38.6 million.

  • Interstate 57 from north of the Illinois 50 Interchange to the Will County line.  Resurfacing on 8.6 miles, patching, bridge repair, land acquisition, engineering for contract plans and replacement of bridges at Larry Powers Road and Saint George Road are programmed during FY 2010-2014 at a cost of $23.4 million.

  • Interstate 57 from 0.7 mile south of Illinois 146 to south of the Union/Johnson County line.  Resurfacing on 7.5 miles and a bridge replacement at Illinois 146 are programmed during FY 2010­2014 at a cost of $12.7 million.

  • Interstate 57 at the grade separation with new Illinois 13 in Marion.  A bridge replacement, ramp modifications and land acquisition are programmed during FY 2009-2014 at a cost of $31.1 million.

  • Interstate 57 from north of Illinois 13 in Marion to 1 mile north of Bonnie in Jefferson County line.  Rubblization and overlay on 25.5 miles, bridge replacements and a railroad flagger from the Williamson/Franklin County line to 1 mile north of Bonnie in Jefferson County line and 8 miles of rubblization and overlay in the southbound lanes from north of Illinois 13 in Marion to the Williamson/Franklin County line are programmed during FY 2009-2014 at a cost of $92.6 million.  Of this total, 8.7 miles of rubblization and overlay in the northbound lanes from Illinois 14 to the Franklin/Jefferson County line, bridge replacements and a railroad flagger are programmed in FY 2009 at a cost of $24.9 million.

  • Interstate 64 from 0.5 mile west of Illinois 4 in St. Clair County to 0.3 mile east of the Clinton County line.  Resurfacing on 7 miles, bridge repair and patching are programmed in FY 2009 at a cost of $18 million.

·       Interstate 72 from the Macon County line to Mattis Avenue in Champaign.  Resurfacing on 29.9 miles, a railroad flagger and bridge work, including a bridge replacement at Staley Road, are programmed during FY 2010-2014 at a cost of $32.1 million. 

·       Interstate 74/55 from north of Interstate 55 Business Loop at Bloomington to 3.1 miles southeast of County Highway 36 at Downs.  Resurfacing on 13.4 miles, patching, engineering for contract plans, bridge repair and a bridge replacement at Interstate 55 Business are programmed during FY 2010-2014 at a cost of $21.1 million.

  • Interstate 74/US 6 Mississippi River Corridor in Rock Island County.  Engineering for contract plans and land acquisition are programmed during FY 2009-2014 at a cost of $32.3 million.  Of this total, engineering for contract plans and land acquisition are programmed in FY 2009 at a cost of $7.7 million.  SAFETEA-LU provided $4.7 million in HPP funds, $7.5 million in NCII funds, $11.3 million in Bridge Set-Aside funds and $3.5 million in TI funds.  In addition, TEA-21 provided $1.6 million in Highway Demonstration funds.  Iowa is the lead agency with Illinois sharing the costs.

·       Interstate 74 at Interstate 155 in Morton.  A bridge replacement and land acquisition are programmed during FY 2010-2014 at a cost of $21.4 million.

  • Interstate 80 from the Mississippi River to 0.8 mile north of Illinois 5/92 in Rock Island County.  Reconstruction on 2.4 miles and an interim resurfacing of the eastbound lanes are programmed in FY 2009 at a cost of $19.9 million.

  • Interstate 80 from the Henry County line to west of Illinois 251 in Bureau and LaSalle Counties.  Resurfacing on 39.6 miles, bridge replacement or rehabilitation on 15 structures, bridge removal, bridge repair, preliminary engineering, utility adjustments and land acquisition are programmed during FY 2009-2014 at a cost of $108.3  million.  Of this total, resurfacing on 16 miles, bridge replacements at Spring Creek and at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad, bridge removal at the abandoned Chicago Northwestern railroad and preliminary engineering are programmed in FY 2009 at a cost of $37 million.

  • Interstate 172 from the Interstate 72 Interchange to US 24 northeast of Quincy.  Resurfacing on 20.2 miles and bridge work are programmed during FY 2010­2014 at a cost of $29.2 million.

  • Interstate 255 from Collinsville Road to Interstate 270.  Resurfacing on 7.1 miles, bridge repair and ramp repair are programmed during FY 2010-1014 at a cost of $28 million.

  • Interstate 270 from the Mississippi River to east of the County Ditch Bridge.  Resurfacing on 14 miles of mainline pavement and on 6 miles of ramps and collector distributors is programmed in FY 2009 at a cost of $9.6 million.

  • Interstate 270 at the Chain of Rocks Canal in Madison County.  A bridge replacement, a bridge rehabilitation, land acquisition, utility adjustments, engineering for contract plans and construction engineering are programmed during FY 2010-2014 at a cost of $73.5 million.  This project has been approved for Illinois Major Bridge Program funding.

  • Interstate 280/Illinois 92 from the Mississippi River to Airport Road in Rock Island County.  Bridge rehabilitation, new bridge deck, a bridge replacement and engineering for contract plans are programmed during FY 2009­2014 at a cost of $21.3 million.  Of this total, engineering for contract plans is programmed in FY 2009 at a cost of $1.1 million.

·       US 20 from Galena to Freeport.  The final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and design report for this project have been approved by the Federal Highway Administration and the Record of Decision was signed September 22, 2005.  Engineering for contract plans and land acquisition for the Galena Bypass are under way.

  • US 20 (Rockford Bypass) from Weldon Road west of Rockford to Interstate 39 in Rockford.  Bridge work at Weldon Road and Meridian Road, a bridge replacement at 20th Street, interchange reconstruction and bridge replacements at Illinois 2 and bridge replacements, a median crossover and reconstruction on 0.3 mile at the west and east channel of the Rock River are programmed during FY 2009­2014 at a cost of $36.9 million.  Land acquisition, engineering for location, environmental and design studies and engineering for contract plans are programmed during FY 2009-2014 at a cost of $9.1million.  Of this total, engineering for location, environmental and design studies from Illinois 2 to Interstate 39 and bridge work at Illinois 2 are programmed in FY 2009 at a cost of $900,000.

  • US 51 from south of Decatur to Centralia.  Phase I engineering for location, environmental and design studies from south of Decatur to south of Pana is complete at a cost of $2.6 million.  Currently, 18.2 miles of four­lane expressway is complete and opened to traffic from north of Elwin to 0.1 mile north of Township Road 306 at a cost of $74.6 million.

    • §       Engineering for contract plans and land acquisition are under way from 0.1 mile north of Township Road 306 to the Shelby County line south of Pana at a cost of $2.5 million.  Continuation of this engineering and land acquisition was programmed in FY 2008 at a cost of $1.4 million.

      §       Phase I engineering for location, environmental and design studies from south of Pana to Centralia is under way.  The start of this Phase I engineering is programmed in FY 2008 at a cost of $4.5 million.  The continuation of engineering for location, environmental and design studies from Pana to Centralia is programmed during FY 2010-2014 at a cost of $3 million.  SAFETEA-LU provided $2.4 million in HPP funds and $4.7 million in TI funds for this work.

·       US 67 Corridor.  The US 67 corridor extends nearly 220 miles from Rock Island south to Alton.  The two and four lane corridor improvement costs awarded to date total more than $724 million and $113.3 million in projects are programmed during FY 2009­-2014.  Of this total, $20.5 million is programmed in FY 2009.  The estimated unfunded cost to complete the four­lane sections in the US 67 corridor from Macomb southward to the Alton Bypass exceeds $1.5 billion.

      §       US 67 from US 136 east of Macomb to Illinois 101.  Archaeological survey and engineering for contract plans are programmed during FY 2009-2014 at a cost of $3.1 million.  Of this total, engineering for contract plans is programmed in FY 2009 at a cost of $2.4 million.  SAFETEA-LU provided $1.6 million in HPP funds for this work.

      §       US 67 from 1.8 miles east of Illinois 100 to 0.2 mile east of Concord/Arenzville Road and at the Illinois River at Beardstown.  Engineering for contract plans and land acquisition are programmed during FY 2009-2014 at a cost of $7.0 million.  Of this total, engineering for contract plans and a portion of the land acquisition are programmed in FY 2009 at a cost of $6.5 million.  SAFETEA-LU provided $5.6 million in HPP funds and $2 million in TI funds for this work.

      §       US 67 from Godfrey to the Scott County Line.  Construction of new bridges and culverts, a bridge replacement, grading, construction engineering, engineering for contract plans, land acquisition and utility adjustments are programmed during FY 2009-2014 at a cost of $57.6 million.  Of this total, engineering for contract plans, land acquisition and construction of a new bridge are programmed in FY 2009 at a cost of $2.5 million.  TEA­21 provided $12.2 million and SAFETEA-LU provided $8.36 million in HPP funds for this work.

      §       Alton Bypass from Interstate 270 to US 67 in Godfrey.  Construction of the four­lane Alton Bypass from Interstate 270 to US 67 in Godfrey is in progress.  The 13.9-mile segment from Interstate 270 to Fosterburg Road is open to traffic.  Paving and signing for the 2.7­mile section from Fosterburg Road to Seminary Road are under way.  The completion of contract plans and construction of the remaining 3.9 miles of mainline pavement, 1.2 miles of construction on cross streets and associated work from Seminary Road to US 67 in Godfrey are programmed during FY 2009-2014 at a cost of $45.6 million.  Of this total, engineering for contract plans, utility adjustments, land acquisition, demolition and cross street construction are programmed in FY 2009 at a cost of $9.1 million.

  • Illinois 3 Relocation from Cahokia to Venice.  Demolition is programmed during FY 2009 at a cost of $70,000.  There is an additional $79.3 million for 2.1 miles of new roadway construction, new bridges, railroad relocation, demolition, land acquisition, utility adjustments and engineering for contract plans contingent upon securing additional special federal funds.

·       Illinois 15 over the Wabash River at Mt. Carmel.  Construction of the new bridge was awarded on December 31, 2007 at a cost of $29.8 million.  Illinois is responsible for construction of the Illinois approach roadway programmed in FY 2009 at a cost of $700,000.  Illinois is the lead agency on this project.  Indiana and Illinois will share equally in the cost for the new bridge and removal of the old structure.  Indiana is responsible for funding the additional approach structures required on the Indiana side of the Mt. Carmel Bridge.  SAFETEA-LU provided $5.6 million in HPP funds for this work.  This project has been approved for Illinois Major Bridge Program funding.

·       Illinois 40 (Knoxville Avenue) from north of Cedar Hills Drive to north of Illinois 6 in Peoria.  Construction of additional lanes for 1.7 miles, intersection improvements, land acquisition and utility adjustments are programmed during FY 2009­2014 at a cost of $17.5 million.  Of this total, land acquisition is programmed in FY 2009 at a cost of $2 million.

·       Illinois 78 at the Sangamon River, Big Lake Overflow and Wolfe Lake in Cass and Mason Counties.  Bridge replacement, engineering for contract plans, land acquisition and utility adjustments are programmed during FY 2009-2014 at a cost of $24.5 million.  Of this total, engineering for contract plans, land acquisition and utility adjustments are programmed in FY 2009 at a cost of $450,000.

·       Illinois 158 from the Illinois 3 structure at Columbia to the Illinois 15 ramp (south) in Belleville.  Widening and resurfacing on 12.2 miles, a bridge replacement, curve corrections, vertical realignment, left-turn lanes, land acquisition and utility adjustments are programmed during FY 2009­2014 at a cost of $25.9 million.  Of this total, widening and resurfacing on 4.9 miles, left-turn lanes, land acquisition and utility adjustments are programmed in FY 2009 at a cost of $11.3 million.

·       Illinois 336 - Macomb to Peoria Corridor.  Engineering for location, environmental and design studies began in fall 2002.  The continuation of engineering for location, environmental and design studies and the engineering for geotechnical plans and contract plans are programmed during FY 2009-2014 at a cost of $10.5 million.  Of this total, the continuation of engineering for location, environmental and design studies and the engineering for geotechnical plans are programmed in FY 2009 at a cost of $2.2 million.  SAFETEA-LU provided $5.2 million in HPP funds and $2 million in TI funds for this work.

·       New Mississippi River Bridge at East St. Louis, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri.  Engineering for contract plans, public relations, archaeological survey, land acquisition, utility adjustments, new bridges, bridge rehabilitation, grading and paving are programmed during FY 2009­2014 at a cost of $477 million.  Of this total, engineering for contract plans, public relations, archaeological survey, land acquisition, utility adjustments, new bridges, grading and paving are programmed in FY 2009 at a cost of $16 million.  SAFETEA-LU provided $150 million in PNRS funds and $14 million in TI funds for this project.



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