The Illinois Tollway Makes a Record Infrastructure Investment
In an announcement given on 21st March, Governer Pat Quinn said the Illinois Tollway will invest $1.4 billion to improve state infrastructure. This will be the “largest one-year infrastructure investment in the agency’s history.”
The implications of the investments are many. The money will be used to “rebuild 160 lane miles of roads, repair 70 bridges and build or improve 20 interchanges while supporting up to 15,000 jobs.” The result is not only expected to reduce congestions, but to “build a foundation for even more businesses and jobs for generations to come.”
Part of the $1.4 billion investment will fund the Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future program, aiming to improve infrastructure and facilitate links between Norther Illinois economies. This is “the largest capital program in the agency’s history and the largest of any toll road agency in the nation.”
The article goes on to describe specific projects included in the program. You can read its full text at eNews Park Forest.