Recently, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced a six year FY 2019-2024 Proposed Highway Improvement Program. The $11.05 billion investment will be made across Illinois, including $2.2 billion in FY 2019 alone. IDOT is proposing 23 projects in the 99th district between 2019-2024 totaling nearly $68 million and covering 28.46 miles of roadway.

In this Multi-Year Program, IDOT is moving away from its traditional “worst-first” investment strategy. Historically, the department waited for roads and bridges to deteriorate to the worst condition before addressing them, even though this is the costliest time to make improvements. IDOT will pursue assessment management strategies that will continuously evaluate infrastructure and apply low-cost treatments that will produce better long-term benefits over IDOT’s past practices.

For a list of all proposed projects in the 99th district, please click here.