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Highlights of the IDOT Six Year Construction Plan: Johnson County and Surrounding Area

 

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 Johnson County and surrounding areas:

Rubblization and resurfacing 31.9 miles on Interstate 57, from Perks Road 1.2 miles south of the Union County line to south of Old Illinois 13 in Marion in Pulaski, Union, Johnson and Williamson Counties; bridge replacements at Township Road 277, Big Creek, the Illinois 146 interchange and Westminister Drive; and culvert replacements at 1.9 miles and 1.7 miles south of the Johnson County line are programmed during FY 2015-2019 at a cost of $83.4 million.

Resurfacing 2.4 miles on the Interstate 57/64 tri-level interchange, north of Mount Vernon in Jefferson County, is programmed in FY 2014 at a cost of $8.8 million.

Interstate 57 from 2 miles south of Dix to Marion County line in Jefferson County. Resurfacing on 5.1 miles is programmed during FY 2015-2019 at a cost of $8.1 million.

Resurfacing 4.4 miles and bridge replacement on the eastbound Illinois 37 interchange on Interstate 64, from Interstate 57 to Illinois 142 east of Mt. Vernon in Jefferson County, are programmed during FY 2015-2019 at a cost of $10.3 million.

Resurfacing 6.5 miles and bridge deck overlay on Interstate 64, from 6.5 miles east of the Wayne County line to 0.4 mile west of Illinois 1 in White County, are programmed in FY 2014 at a cost of $12 million.

Bridge replacement, engineering for contract plans and construction engineering on Interstate 64 at Wabash River in White County are programmed during FY 2015-2019 at a cost of $71 million. Indiana and Illinois will share the cost equally, with Illinois being the lead agency.

Reconstruction and additional lanes for 4.3 miles, land acquisition and construction engineering on US 45, from 3 miles south of Illinois 141 at Texas City to Illinois 142 in Eldorado, are programmed in FY 2014 at a cost of $28.5 million, funded through the Illinois Jobs Now! capital plan. SEVER STOREY NOTE: Sever Storey attorneys have already begun marketing to this project.

Resurfacing 13.2 miles, bridge replacements and culvert replacements on Illinois 1/14, from Grayville to Carmi, are programmed during FY 2014-2019 at a cost of $5.2 million. Of this total, bridge replacement over Crooked Creek is programmed in FY 2014 at a cost of $1.1 million.

Resurfacing 11.4 miles on Illinois 14, from Hamilton County line to Illinois 1 in Carmi, is programmed in FY 2014 at a cost of $3.2 million.

Resurfacing 5.3 miles, land acquisition and utility adjustments on Illinois 37, from the south corporate limits of Benton to Yellow Banks Road north of West Frankfort, are programmed during FY 2015-2019 at a cost of $6.5 million.

Resurfacing 9.3 miles on Illinois 37, from Illinois 146 to the Pulaski County line in Johnson County, is programmed during FY 2015-2019 at a cost of $2 million.

A bridge replacement on Illinois 127 over Beaucoup Creek, 2 miles south of Illinois 4 in Jackson County is programmed during FY 2015-2019 at a cost of $6.8 million.

A bridge replacement on Illinois 127 (Bridge Street) over Big Muddy River at the south corporate limits of Murphysboro is programmed during FY 2015-2019 at a cost of $3 million.

Grading, culvert extension and slope stabilization on Illinois 141, from New Haven to 2 miles east of New Haven in White County, are programmed during FY 2015-2019 at a cost of $3 million.

Resurfacing on 22.5 miles on Illinois 146, from the Johnson County line to Illinois 34 in Hardin and Pope Counties, and bridge replacement over Flat Lick Branch are programmed during FY 2014-2019 at a cost of $5.8 million. Of this total, bridge replacement over Flat Lick Branch is programmed in FY 2014 at a cost of $1.2 million.

Construct new rail infrastructure leading from the Union Pacific Railroad to Continental Tire N.A. in Jefferson County to allow for inbound car loads of oil, synthetic rubber and carbon black. The project is estimated to cost $1.2 million.

Improvements to the Shawnee Mass Transit District Facility at an estimated cost of $1.45 million, funded through the Illinois Jobs Now! capital plan.

4 35-foot diesel buses, 3 super medium duty diesel buses, 8 medium duty diesel buses and 1 minivan for replacement at the Rides Mass Transit District Rolling Stock. The project’s estimated cost is $2.452 million and is funded through the Illinois Jobs Now! capital plan.

Rehabilitate and remark two taxiways at the Mt. Vernon Airport at an estimated cost of $438,000.

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