CollinsGhostGunsBillSigningCHICAGO – Building on the smart infrastructure investments supported by State Senator Jacqueline Collins, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced an investment of more than $220 million in the 16th Senate District.

“Drivers rely on well-maintained roads to get to work and around our community, and we’ve neglected the state of our infrastructure for far too long,” said Collins (D-Chicago). “Thanks to the Rebuild Illinois program, these investments will improve roads and bridges across the state and provide improved access to jobs and opportunity in our area.”

As part of IDOT’s latest Multi-Year Project under the Rebuild Illinois program, the 16th District will see 27 infrastructure projects totaling $220,052,000 over the next six years. Some of the most vital projects coming to the area include:

  • Bridge repairs on Interstate 55 (Stevenson Expressway)
  • Bridge repairs on U.S. 12, U.S. 20, U.S. 45 and La Grange Rd. in Willow Springs and Hodgkins
  • New bridge and improved lighting on Illinois Route 43 (Harlem Ave.) in Bridgeview
  • Railroad crossing improvements throughout the 16th District

These projects are part of IDOT’s multi-year plan, a $34.6 billion investment in construction projects for the next six fiscal years.

The $34.6 billion will go to highway reconstruction and preservation, bridge improvements, strategic expansion, system support such as engineering and land acquisition, and safety and system modernizations. Over six years, the funding will be dispersed to improve more than 2,500 miles of roads and nearly 10 million square feet of bridges.

To find a full list of projects slated for the 16th Senate District, visit IDOT’s website.