Contacts
 





Keyword Site Search






Big Infrastructure Improvements Coming for Illinois
Passes $45 Billion Package

Big Infrastructure Improvements Coming for Illinois

The first capital improvement plan in Illinois in almost a decade will help enhance transportation, state facilities, educational facilities and more.


Illinois just signed into law the largest capital improvement program in history at $45 billion for roads, bridges, railways, universities, state facilities and more over the next six years.

Named the Rebuild Illinois plan, it was passed by bipartisan supermajorities and is a package of four bills. It is estimated that together they will create 540,000 jobs.

House Bill 62, appropriations for capital projects will provide $33.2 billion for transportation including more that $14 billion for new roads and bridges, nearly $11 billion for IDOT's Multi-year Plan, $4.7 billion for mass transit, $492 million for the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program and $312 million for grade crossing protection.

Money from that bill will also be allocated for education infrastructure, state facilities, environment/conservation projects, renewable energy projects and economic and community development.
To increase revenues, Senate Bill 1939 boosts the motor fuel tax: monies that are targeted to exclusively fund critical transportation projects across the state. Title fees and vehicle registration fees will also be increased. House Bill 142 expands the state's bonding authority $22.6 billion to a total of $60.8 billion. That will allow the state to pay for infrastructure improvements in every region in Illinois.



Comment Box is loading comments...

Search Site by Story Keywords



Related Stories


Poorly Planned Green Infrastructure Can Spread Disease | Landscape Architect

Poorly Planned Green Infrastructure Can Spread Disease

30946  Poorly Planned Green Infrastructure Can Spread Disease
ARTBA Identifies Structurally Deficient Bridges | Landscape Architect

ARTBA Identifies Structurally Deficient Bridges

30935  ARTBA Identifies Structurally Deficient Bridges
Louisiana Passes Infrastructure Bill | Landscape Architect

Louisiana Passes Infrastructure Bill

30911  Louisiana Passes Infrastructure Bill
Big Infrastructure Improvements Coming for Illinois | Landscape Architect

Big Infrastructure Improvements Coming for Illinois

30910  Big Infrastructure Improvements Coming for Illinois
Three National Parks Awarded $123 Million | Landscape Architect

Three National Parks Awarded $123 Million

30902  Three National Parks Awarded $123 Million
House Committee Clears H.R. 1225 | Landscape Architect

House Committee Clears H.R. 1225

30885  House Committee Clears H.R. 1225
Penn State Research Team Receives Grant | Landscape Architect

Penn State Research Team Receives Grant

30873  Penn State Research Team Receives Grant
States Increase Funding for Transportation Projects | Landscape Architect

States Increase Funding for Transportation Projects

30869  States Increase Funding for Transportation Projects
Construction Backlog Moves Backward | Landscape Architect

Construction Backlog Moves Backward

30867  Construction Backlog Moves Backward
Green Infrastructure Training | Landscape Architect

Green Infrastructure Training

30862  Green Infrastructure Training


July 23, 2019, 8:26 am PDT

Website problems, report a bug.
Copyright © 2019 Landscape Communications Inc.