New Multi-Year Program continues Rebuild Illinois’ progress

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New Multi-Year Program continues Rebuild Illinois’ progress

On May 19, IDOT released the $20.7 billion, Multi-Year Program that was made possible by Governor JB Pritzker’s historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program. Over the next six years of this plan, IDOT aims to improve roads, bridges and help ensure Illinois remains a top transportation network in the U.S.

"With all that's been built over the last two years, even through a global pandemic, today we are announcing the new Multi-Year Program for the next six years that will reconstruct over 2,700 more miles of roads and nearly 8 million square feet of bridges. And of course, the projects in this MYP will continue to create and support hundreds of thousands of jobs for hardworking Illinoisans across our state, bolstering our pandemic recovery in yet one more way," said Gov. Pritzker. "Rebuild Illinois is about investing for the future — supporting this generation and the next, making sure we have good jobs and the roads to get there, and building a state where opportunity is just around the corner for everyone, no matter where you're standing."

Included in the program are a multitude of projects that will create economic opportunity, enhance quality of life and improve safety on both the IDOT and local transportation systems. Of the $20.7 billion committed over the next six years, $3.32 billion has been identified for the upcoming fiscal year.

Project selection for the MYP was based on objective criteria, such as pavement conditions, traffic volumes and crash history. Of the major elements in the plan for IDOT roads and bridges, investments include:

  • $5.79 billion for highway reconstruction and preservation
  • $4.82 billion for bridge improvements
  • $2.59 billion for strategic expansion
  • $1.43 billion for system support such as engineering and land acquisition
  • $1.21 billion for safety and system modernizations.

"Under the governor's leadership, we are continuing to build and sustain infrastructure that gives Illinois its competitive edge and strengthens our status as the transportation hub of North America," said Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. "This latest multiyear program means we will keep making historic improvements in our transportation system, just as we have throughout the pandemic. As people start to explore and travel Illinois again, we want passenger rail to be a viable option as well."

The program will create and support hundreds of thousands of earning opportunities over the next six years for Illinois residents in communities across the state. As the state and national economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, these jobs will be a critical source for families working to get back on their feet.

Passed in 2019, Gov. Pritzker's bipartisan Rebuild Illinois plan, the first of its kind in nearly a decade, promotes economic growth by investing a total of $33.2 billion into the state's aging transportation system. Rebuild Illinois is not only the largest capital program in state history, but also the first one that touches all modes of Illinois transportation: roads and bridges, transit, waterways, freight and passenger rail, aviation, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

Click here to view the FY2022-27 Proposed Highway Improvement Program.

Click here to see major projects in each IDOT district.