Welcome to Illinois roadway sign.SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Doris Turner is excited to announce the launch of a new multi-year transportation program that will invest in roads and bridges, aviation, transit, freight and passenger rail, waterways, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations in Sangamon County.

“The new multi-year program is the first of its kind in more than a decade,” said Turner (D-Springfield). “In addition to our bipartisan Rebuild Illinois program, this program will make major infrastructure improvements that will benefit the daily lives of constituents.”

The Illinois Department of Transportation plans to invest more than $40 billion in all modes of transportation over the next six years to fix and repair infrastructure across the state. The Fiscal Year 2024-29 Proposed Highway and Multimodal Improvement Program will allocate $27.03 billion for roads and bridges, with $4.6 billion identified for the current fiscal year. The remaining funds will go toward transit, freight and passenger rail, aviation, ports and waterways. Projects are spread out across state and local transportation systems, with major projects totaling $315.8 million in Sangamon County.

Projects across the 48th District include:

  • $125.9 million for additional lanes and reconstruction along seven miles of I-55, including ramp repair and other improvements;
  • $79.7 million for additional lanes and reconstruction along Illinois 97/125, including new construction, bridge replacement, intersection reconstruction, bridge removal, pedestrian overpass and other improvements;
  • $20 million for reconstruction, traffic signal replacement, ADA upgrades and other improvements on MacArthur Boulevard from Wabash/Stanford Avenue to South Grand Avenue in Springfield;
  • $21.6 million for resurfacing six miles, bridge deck overlay, bridge repairs and other improvements along I-55 from Illinois 104 to Horse Farm Road;
  • $68.6 million for 3.9 miles of reconstruction and additional lanes on I-55 Business routes and Sixth Street, intersection improvement, intersection reconstruction, turning lanes, sidewalks, traffic signal replacement, bikeway and utility adjustments from I-72 to north of Stanford Avenue in Springfield.

“Rebuild Illinois was a promise to all Illinoisans to enhance mobility, create economic opportunity, promote quality of life, and improve safety throughout Illinois,” said Turner. “Over the next six years, these projects will boost our local economy, create more jobs and ensure our roads are safe and reliable for generations to come.”

For more information about the multi-year program and a list of projects, visit IDOT’s website.