road work

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — Building on the smart infrastructure investments supported by State Senator Ann Gillespie, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced an investment of more than $151.8 million in road and bridge improvement projects.

“By investing in our infrastructure, not only are we improving roads and bridges, but we are fueling local employment opportunities as well,” said Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights). “These investments pave the way for skilled workers to contribute to the development of our state and foster economic growth for years to come.”

As part of IDOT’s latest Multi-Year Plan under Rebuild Illinois, the 27th District will see 24 infrastructure projects totaling $151,806,000 over the next six years.

Some of the most vital projects coming to the area include:

  • Bridge work and land acquisition on Palatine Road at Salt Creek in Palatine
  • Bridge improvements, repaving, accessibility improvements and noise barriers along Illinois Route 53

These projects are part of IDOT’s Multi-Year Plan, a $40 billion investment in construction projects for the next six fiscal years. The project invests in all modes of transportation: roads and bridges, aviation, transit, freight and passenger rail, waterways, as well as bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

“Our community relies on well-maintained infrastructure to navigate daily life safely and efficiently,” Gillespie said. “These updates will address aging infrastructure, improve accessibility and benefit commuters in the long run.”

To find a full list of projects slated for the 27th Senate District, visit IDOT’s website.