Illinois DOT releases 6-year $10.9B highway program

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The Illinois Department of Transportation has outlined a $10.875 billion Highway Improvement Program for the next six years; $7.79 billion will be for state highways, and $3.08 billion is for local roads.

Of the state highway portion, $5.6 billion will be for roadway maintenance, safety and bridge repair, including $477 million for a new Mississippi River Bridge crossing.

The IDOT plan, released Thursday, May 22, also intends to replace or rehabilitate 905 bridges and to improve 5,264 miles of highways.

For more information on IDOT’s Multi-Year Highway Plan, go to