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IDOT Improvements Continue Throughout 2023

The Illinois Department of Transportation or IDOT is continuing to push for improvements.  As of September 30th, the Rebuild Illinois plan has made $9.6 billion in improvements on over 4,546 miles of highway, 422 bridges, and 645 additional safety improvements.  


Governor Pritzker and IDOT announced aviation improvements as well, as they identified short and long term needs and goals of the state’s airports, marking the first comprehensive study of its kind in more than 25 years. Over 85 public-use airport facilities will be studied to find ways to support local economy, improve quality of life, and boost mobility. In November, IDOT celebrated the opening of a new air traffic control tower at Lewis University Airport, an $8 million project supported by $6 million from Rebuild Illinois.


Governor Pritzker says that the sixth and final round of $520 million in Rebuild Illinois grants to advance municipal, township, and county projects across the state.  $1.5 billion has been distributed by IDOT to address local transportation needs in over 2,850 communities, municipalities, and townships.


A program called the Safe Routes to School program has provided $12.3 million in grants to 57 projects throughout the state. For more information on this program, please visit the IDOT website at https://idot.illinois.gov/. 

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