The $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill, passed in early November 2021, will pour an astounding $17 billion into Illinois for projects, with the prospects of billions more from competitive grants.
The package allocates Illinois $1.7 billion, over five years, for drinking and wastewater infrastructure; $9.8 billion for federally aided highway projects; $1.4 billion for bridge replacement; $4 billion for public transportation projects; $100 million for broadband expansion; and, $149 million for an electric vehicle charging network. Also, more than $600 million will flow to Illinois, over five years, for airport improvements.
This historic investment by the federal government, and the potential for more under competitive grant awards, will help rebuild our nation's infrastructure and economy; and, will allow Illinois to widen the scope of its Rebuild Illinois Capital Program.
Visit this link from the National Association of Counties (NACo) to learn more about the bipartisan Infrastructure Investments & Jobs Act (IIJA).