State Senator Andy Manar (Bunker Hill-D) has announced that the district will see more than $357 million dollars towards funding for road and bridge projects between now and 2025. This all stems from the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Multi-Year Improvement Program. The program, which was a main talking point for Governor J.B. Pritzker when he was running for election, will start as early as next Spring with nearly $23.5 Billion dollars put into the project itself. Senator Manar says this is a cooperative measure from both Democrats and Republicans.
In just District 48, over 110 infrastructure projects will be completed over the next six years. 17 of the 110 are slated to begin next year. Senator Manar is happy with the way that the money is being spent.
Senator Manar says this goes well beyond just fixing roads. It also gives jobs and increases economies.
The program is nearly double what last year’s budget was after budgeting for the increased motor fuel tax. You can see all the Rebuild Illinois projects in the 48th Senatorial District, by clicking the link here.