$6.995 Million in IDOT Funds Allocated for Road and Bridge Projects in 81st House District from 2019-2024

State Representative David S. Olsen (R-Downers Grove) announced today that $6.995 million of an $11.05 billion statewide road and bridge improvement program will be spent on projects in the 81st Legislative House District. The projects were announced recently as part of the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) six-year Proposed Highway Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2019-2024.

“I am thrilled to see these beneficial projects coming to the 81st District over the next six years,” said Olsen. “Keeping our infrastructure in good condition not only provides safety to our residents, but it also provides an economic boost by bringing good-paying road construction jobs to Illinois.”

District 81 projects included in IDOTs six-year program include:
  • $5,890,000 for resurfacing and ADA improvements on Ogden Avenue from Ivanhoe Avenue to east of IL 83 (Kingery Highway) in Lisle, Downers Grove, Westmont, Clarendon Hills and Hinsdale 
  • $1,105,000 for resurfacing and ADA improvements on IL 53 from Short Street to 59th Street in Lisle 
Based on current funding levels, the FY 2019-2024 Proposed Highway Improvement Program aims to improve a total of 1,945 miles of road and 525 bridges maintained by the State. The multi-year program also includes funding for upgrades to more than 750 miles of local roads and 922,933 square feet of local bridges.

Upon announcing the statewide infrastructure plan, Governor Bruce Rauner said, “Illinois is a transportation hub for the nation, facilitating commerce from coast to coast. By investing in that infrastructure and regularly repairing and upgrading our roads, we preserve a vital resource that brings jobs and economic opportunity to our state, and ensures roads are safe for Illinois families.”

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