More than $509 million will be put into funding for road and bridge projects over the next six years. State Senator Andy Manar says over the next six years there will be bipartisan effort to rebuild Illinois through the Illinois Department of Transportation’s latest Multi-Year Plan under the Rebuild Illinois phase. Senator Manar says that his focus is on downstate Illinois.
In the first year, 1,706 miles of roadway were repaired and 128 bridges were reconstructed. Senator Manar stressed that this bill is important because of the jobs that it creates for construction workers.
In Christian County, 5.5 miles of pavement improvements will be done on US Route 51 from the Shelby County line to one mile north of Assumption. In Montgomery County, 13.11 miles of pavement preservation will be done on the Nokomis Blacktop from Illinois 127 to 0.2 miles east of E. 20th Road.