mcclugage 071123PEORIA – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Friday the largest multi-year program in state history to fix and repair roads throughout the state. State Senator Dave Koehler was pleased to see that $243.5 million in investments will directly impact Peoria and Tazewell Counties.

“Projects like these not only make roads safer for our community, but they also provide job opportunities in the area that we haven’t seen before,” said Koehler (D–Peoria). “These investments are a win for residents, truckers, cyclists and Peoria and Tazewell Counties as a whole.”

The investments throughout Peoria and Tazewell Counties include:

  • $64 million for reconstruction of 2.9 miles and a bi-directional left turn lane from Gardner Lane to McClugage Bridge;
  • $71.4 million for interchange reconstruction and bridge replacement on Illinois 8/116;
  • $44.7 million for reconstruction of three miles along Illinois 116;
  • $56.5 million for bridge replacements, railroad flagger and other improvements over railroads at the western city limits of Peoria;
  • $78.3 million for a new bridge deck, bridge rehabilitation and railroad flagger over Illinois 29 in Peoria and Tazewell Counties.

“This funding keeps drivers safe while on the road, creates high-quality infrastructure and makes our traffic more efficient,” said Koehler. “I am excited to see the Illinois Department of Transportation get started on these projects, and to see the outcome for our community.”

For more information about the multi-year program and a list of projects, visit IDOT’s website.