Senator Loughran Cappel

SHOREWOOD – Additional improvements to local roads and bridges are set to commence in 2022 thanks to the bipartisan Rebuild Illinois program, State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel announced.

The plan, passed in 2019, will provide residents with faster commutes, safer intersections, and fewer potholes.

“The Rebuild Illinois plan is a symbol of the things that can be accomplished by a government that works together,” Loughran Cappel said. “Only good can come of prioritizing public safety and good paying jobs.”

2022 will see the commencement of six projects totaling $49,252,000 across the 49th District. Projects include:

  • Rehabilitation and repaving along I-55 in Shorewood, Joliet, and Romeoville
  • Reconstruction along US 30/143rd Street in Plainfield
  • Pavement along US 52/Jefferson Street in Joliet and Shorewood
  • Bridge replacement and construction along Theodore Street in Joliet

These projects are a part of IDOT’s Multi-Year Plan, which outlines $20.7 billion in statewide construction projects for the next six fiscal years through Rebuild Illinois. Of that total, $3.32 billion will be invested in statewide projects that begin in 2022, spurring the state’s COVID-19 recovery effort.

“As we enter our post-COVID future, job creation must be a priority,” Loughran Cappel said. “Thanks to this program, people have the opportunity to seek out a good job that can sustain them and their families for the foreseeable future.”

For a complete list of upcoming projects in the 49th District, visit IDOT’s website.