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Highlights of the IDOT Six Year Construction Plan: Central Illinois and Surrounding Areas

In mid-April, Governor Quinn presented Illinois’ six year construction plan for the improvement and creation of highways and streets. These plans run from Fiscal Year 2014-2019 and detail all the planned projects across the state (Note: Fiscal Year 2014 begins July 1, 2013). Below are the highlights for local projects in Central Illinois, surrounding areas:

Engineering for location, environmental and design studies, engineering for contract plans, land acquisition, bridge replacement and construction engineering on US 150 (War Memorial Drive and McClugage Bridge) eastbound over the Illinois River are programmed during FY 2015-2019 at a cost of $205.1 million. This project has been approved for Illinois Major Bridge Program funding.
Resurfacing 9 miles and construction engineering on Interstate 74, from Spoon River to east of Illinois 78 in Knox and Peoria counties, are programmed during FY 2015-2019 at a cost of $13.6 million.

Bridge deck replacement, ramp repair, construction engineering, engineering for design, location and environmental studies and engineering for contract plans on Interstate 74 at Pinecrest Drive in East Peoria in Tazewell County are programmed during FY 2015-2019 at a cost of $8 million.

Intersection reconstruction, land acquisition, utility adjustments and construction engineering on US Route 150 at Jackson Street and Main Street in Morton are programmed during FY 2015-2019 at a cost of $3.9 million.

Resurfacing, patching and shoulder repair on 5.5 miles of Illinois Route 6 (southbound), from south of Mossville Road to 0.7 mile north of Hoerr’s Pond in Peoria County, are programmed during FY 2015-2019 at a cost of $5 million.

Bridge replacement, utility adjustments and land acquisition on Illinois Route 8 over Kickapoo Creek, 0.5 mile east of Oak Hill, are programmed during FY 2015-2019 at a cost of $1.8 million.

Bridge replacement and utility adjustments on Illinois Route 8 over Kickapoo Creek, 0.5 mile west of Edwards, are programmed in FY 2014 at a cost of $3.3 million.

Bridge replacement, construction engineering and engineering for contract plans on Illinois Route 8 over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad at Edwards are programmed during FY 2014-2019 at a cost of $4.5 million. Of this total, engineering for contract plans is programmed in FY 2014 at a cost of $320,000.

Bridge replacement, utility adjustments and land acquisition on Illinois Route 8 over Dry Run Creek, east of Sterling Avenue in West Peoria, are programmed during FY 2015-2019 at a cost of $3 million.

Bridge rehabilitation, construction engineering, a railroad flagger, engineering for contract plans and land acquisition on Illinois Route 8/Illinois Route 116 (Cedar Street Bridge) over the Illinois River and Tazewell and in Peoria and East Peoria are programmed during FY 2014-2019 at a cost of $12.1 million. Of this total, engineering for contract plans is programmed in FY 2014 at a cost of $750,000. This project has been approved for Illinois Major Bridge Program funding.

Resurfacing and bi-directional left turn lane for 1.1 miles on Illinois Route 9, from the west corporate limits of Tremont to west of Interstate 155 interchange ramps in Tazewell County, are programmed during FY 2015-2019 at a cost of $2.4 million.

Bridge replacement, engineering for contract plans and land acquisition on Illinois Route 29 at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, north of Chillicothe, are programmed during FY 2014-2019 at a cost of $12.5 million. Of this total, engineering for contract plans is programmed in FY 2014 at a cost of $400,000.

Bridge replacement, bridge approach roadway, railroad flagger, construction engineering, land acquisition and utility adjustments on Illinois Route 89 over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and Crow Creek, 4.8 miles south of Illinois 17 in Marshall County, are programmed during FY 2014-2019 at a cost of $5 million. Of this total, land acquisition and utility adjustments are programmed in FY 2014 at a cost of $150,000.

Engineering for contract plans on Illinois Route 336 (Macomb to Peoria), from west of Hanna City to Interstate 474 in Peoria County, is programmed during FY 2015-2019 at a cost of $2.1 million. SAFETEA-LU provided $5.2 million in HPP funds and $2 million in TI funds for this Corridor.

Resurfacing and additional lanes for 1.3 miles, intersection reconstruction at Alta Road and at Alta Lane, traffic signal installation, a new culvert to accommodate a crossing for the Rock Island Trail, and bridge widening at Illinois 6 on Allen Road, from Alta Road to Townline Road in Peoria, are programmed in FY 2014 at a cost of $12.9 million.

Resurfacing on 3.3 miles, land acquisition, utility adjustments and construction engineering on Illinois Route 167, from 0.1 mile west of West Street in Victoria to Illinois 180 in Knox County, are programmed during FY 2015-2019 at a cost of $5.2 million.

MACOMB AREA

Land acquisition on US 67/Illinois 110/336 (Northeast Macomb Bypass), from north of Springlake Road to US 136 (east) northeast of Macomb, is programmed during FY 2015-2019 at a cost of $1.4 million.u An archaeological survey from US 136 northeast of Macomb to Illinois 101 and engineering for contract plans from north of Industry to Illinois 101 are programmed during FY 2015-2019 at a cost of $3.2 million. SAFETEA-LU provided $1.6 million in HPP funds for this corridor.

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