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GOVERNOR BRUCE RAUNER AND THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ARE UNVEILING A NEW 11 BILLION DOLLAR, SIX YEAR STATE INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN. 
 
THE PLAN AIMS TO IMPROVE NEARLY TWO THOUSAND MILES OF ROAD AND 525 BRIDGES IN ILLINOIS…AS WELL AS MAKE SUBSTANTIAL UPGRADES. GOVERNOR RAUNER SAYS THEY ARE FOCUSING ON NEW MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES TO TAKE BETTER CARE OF THE STATE’S TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.
 
 
I-DOT SECRETARY RANDY BLANKENHORN SAYS THE PLAN FOCUSES ON PROJECTS THAT PROVIDE THE GREATEST ECONOMIC BENEFIT TO COMMUNITIES AND TAKES CARE OF THE STATE’S TRANSPORTATION ASSETS.

 

 
PROJECTS INCLUDE 148 MILLION DOLLARS FOR BRIDGE WORK AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS ON I-80 THROUGH WILL COUNTY AND 205 MILLION TO REPLACE PEORIA’S MCCLUGAGE BRIDGE AT EASTBOUND U-S 150.

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