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Largest-Ever Construction Program in Illinois History Announced


Governor Pritzker joined state and local officials at the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) headquarters on Friday, July 7th, to announce the largest multi-year program to fix and repair infrastructure in state history: $40.99 billion over six years, showcasing the reach and impact of the governor’s historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program. The new multi-year program is the first time in more than a decade that IDOT is releasing a comprehensive approach to invest in all modes of transportation. 

The Fiscal Year 2024-29 Proposed Highway and Multimodal Improvement Program aims to invest $27.03 billion in roads and bridges, with $4.6 billion identified for the current fiscal year. A total of $13.96 billion is programmed for other modes, which includes $9.85 billion for transit, $2.67 billion for freight and passenger rail, $1.25 billion for aviation and $190 million for ports and waterways. Projects are spread out across state and local transportation systems, touching each of the 102 counties in Illinois.

Rebuild Illinois, passed in 2019, is not only the largest capital program in state history, but also the first one that touches all modes of Illinois transportation (roads & bridges, transit, waterways, freight & passenger rail, aviation, and bicycle & pedestrian accommodations).

Entering year five of Rebuild Illinois, IDOT has made approximately $12.1 billion of improvements statewide on 5,339 miles of highway, 533 bridges, and 762 additional safety improvements through Fiscal Year 2023.

Governor's Office News Release (July 7, 2023) is available via this link.

Note of Interest, the "Projects are spread out across state and local transportation systems' link above shows which projects are being funded by IDOT districts.