Rep. Bennett applauds inclusion of more than 40 local road projects in IDOT multi-year plan

PONTIAC – State Representative Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) recently expressed his appreciation for the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) inclusion of more than 40 local road projects in its multi-year improvement program.


“Whether drivers are headed to school or work, vacation or visiting family, we all need good, safe roads,” Bennett said. “I was glad to see so many improvements slated for the upcoming years in our area.”

The full list of projects for the portion of the state included in Bennett’s 106th representative district is below.

· $3,000,000 for bridge replacement over Rooks Creek on Illinois 116 in Livingston County.
· $1,900,000 for resurfacing and ADA improvements to Illinois 116 from Illinois 23 to Pearl Street in Pontiac.
· $30,000 for ADA improvements to Illinois 116 from Illinois 47 to Plum Street in Saunemin.
· $60,000 for ADA improvements to Illinois 116 from Oak Street to Ash Street in Cullom.
· $1,500,000 for a preservation project on Illinois 117 between Illinois 116 and Mill Street in Eureka.
· $5,000,000 for new shoulders, milled rumble strips and resurfacing of Illinois 117 between Eureka and Goodfield.
· $1,000,000 for bridge replacement over a drainage ditch on Illinois 17 near Manville Road.
· $330,000 for ADA improvements on Illinois 17 between Clinton Street and St. Louis Street in Dwight.
· $80,000 for ADA improvements to Illinois 23 between 6th and 7th Streets in Cornell.
· $500,000 for culvert replacement on Illinois 115 about 7 miles west of U.S. 24.
· $695,000 for bridge replacement on Illinois 116/117 in Roanoke.
· $10,000 for land acquisition and another $20,000 for utility adjustment near that same project.
· $1,500,000 for bridge replacement on Illinois 1 about 5 miles south of U.S. 24 in Iroquois County.
· $700,000 for bridge replacement on Illinois 1 just south of Wellington.
· $700,000 to replace another bridge on Illinois 1 two miles south of Wellington.
· $50,000 for ADA improvements to Illinois 9/54 from Lott Boulevard to Illinois 47 in Gibson City.
· $6,566,000 for resurfacing and safety improvements to Illinois 9 from Arrowsmith to the Ford County line.
· $3,927,000 for resurfacing, cold milling, guardrail and ADA improvements to Illinois 1 from the Iroquois County line to just north of Rossville.
· $500,000 for bridge deck overlay on Illinois 1 over the North Fork of the Vermilion River.
· $300,000 for culvert replacement on Illinois 1 two miles north of Rossville.
· $750,000 for bridge deck repairs on Illinois 1 about 3 miles south of Rossville.
· $1,300,000 to replace a bridge on Illinois 1 over Pine Creek in Iroquois County.
· $2,400,000 for resurfacing and ADA improvements on U.S. 24/Illinois 1 in Watseka.
· $1,000,000 to replace a bridge on U.S. 45 over Prairie Creek in Iroquois County.
· $900,000 for resurfacing and ADA improvements to U.S. 45 between Loda and the Ford County line.
· $500,000 for culvert replacement along U.S. 150 east of Congerville.
· $750,000 for culvert replacement along U.S. 150 about a mile east of the Mackinaw River in Woodford County.
· $2,000,000 for a new bridge deck on Interstate 57 at the Buckley interchange.
· $21,000,000 for resurfacing, bridge repair and culvert repair on a seven mile stretch of Interstate 57 in Iroquois County.
· $10,397,000 for resurfacing and bridge repair from Clifton to just north of the Kankakee County line.
· $2,000,000 for patching on Interstate 55 between Illinois 17 and Illinois 47.
· $3,900,000 for a new bridge deck on Interstate 55 under Illinois 17.
· $1,500,000 for patching on Interstate 55 throughout Livingston County.
· $20,000,000 for resurfacing, bridge repair and culvert repair on Interstate 57 from the Ford County line to near the Buckley interchange.
· $18,000,000 for resurfacing and bridge work on Interstate 57 from south of the Buckley interchange to near Illinois 54.
· $11,200,000 to resurface Interstate 39/U.S. 51 from the McLean County line to just north of the U.S. 24 exit.
· $8,800,000 to resurface Interstate 39/U.S. 51 between El Paso and Illinois 116.
· $8,000,000 to resurface Interstate 39/U.S. 51 from three miles south of Illinois 116 to one mile north of Illinois 116 in Woodford County.
· $1,700,000 for bridge rehabilitation and repair on Interstate 39/U.S. 51 around the El Paso interchange.
· $2,000,000 for reconstruction of Interstate 55 around the Illinois 17 interchange in Livingston County.

The projects announced recently by IDOT are planned to take place between 2019 and 2024.

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