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Illinois Department of Transportation highlights ongoing major projects

Entering year five of Rebuild Illinois, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has announced that 18 major projects in the Metro East are planned or underway, at a cost of more than $762 million.

“Rebuild Illinois is revitalizing communities and neighborhoods by investing in projects and people in the Metro East area and throughout the state,” said Gov. J.B. Pritzker. “Through the largest capital program in state history, IDOT will be delivering improvements to build a more resilient, accessible and equitable system of transportation for generations to come, while creating jobs and enhancing local quality of life.”

Five projects are scheduled to be completed in 2023 and the remaining 13 are expected to be completed from 2024 through 2027:

  • Interstate 270 over Mississippi River bridge replacement
    • began in fall 2022 and is anticipated to be completed in summer 2027
  • Eastbound Interstate 70 ramp to northbound Interstate 255 and the westbound I-70 ramp to southbound I-255 includes bridge painting
    • launched in fall 2022 and is anticipated to be completed this summer
  • Illinois 159 from Center Grove Road to West Country Lane includes resurfacing and ADA improvements
    • began in spring 2023 and is anticipated to be completed in fall 2024
  • U.S. 67/Illinois 111 from just north of Airport Road to Illinois 3 in Godfrey includes resurfacing and ADA improvements
    • began in spring 2023 and is anticipated to be completed in summer 2023
  • Illinois 157 from St. Louis Street to South University Drive in Edwardsville includes resurfacing and ADA improvements, as well as intersection improvements
    • to begin in summer 2023 and be completed in fall 2024
  • Illinois 267 from 0.4 miles south of Short Road to Jersey County Line includes resurfacing and ADA improvements
    • to begin summer 2023 and be completed in fall 2024
  • Illinois 111 south of Pontoon Road to just south of Horseshoe Lake Road in Granite City includes resurfacing and ADA improvements
    • expected to begin summer 2023 and be completed in spring 2024
  • Beltline Road from Illinois 157 to Illinois 159 in Collinsville includes resurfacing and ADA improvements
    • to begin in fall 2023 and be completed in spring 2024
  • Illinois 162/157 at Judy’s Branch Creek includes intersection relocation from north junction of Illinois 157 to the south junction of Illinois 157
    • to begin in summer 2024 and to be completed in summer 2028
  • Illinois 3 at west Delmar Avenue and Pierce Lane includes intersection reconstruction
    • to begin in winter 2025 and to be completed in summer 2026
  • Illinois 3 from I-255 to Gilmore Lake Road in Columbia includes resurfacing and ADA improvements
    • started in fall 2022 and is anticipated to be completed in fall 2023. Expect intermittent lane closures. Two-way traffic will be maintained.
  • I-57 from Jefferson County Line to just north of Illinois 161 includes pavement reconstruction and bridge repair
    • began in summer 2022 and is anticipated to be completed in winter 2024
  • Illinois 163 from Illinois 157 to south Prairie Dupont Creek includes new shoulders
    • began in fall 2022 and is expected to be completed in summer 2023
  • U.S. 50 from just west of Schantz Road to Anne Avenue in O’Fallon includes resurfacing and ADA improvements
    • to begin in summer 2023 and completed in fall 2023
  • Illinois 13/153 from Illinois 4 to Perry County Line includes resurfacing and ADA improvements
    • beginning fall 2023 and expected to be completed in fall 2024
  • Air Mobility Drive Extension from Illinois 161 to Illinois 158/177 includes new construction
    • to begin in spring 2024 and is expected to be completed in summer 2026
  • Interstate 64 from west of Greenmount to 1.1 miles west of Illinois 158 includes widening, resurfacing, interchange improvements and bridge repairs
    • starting summer 2024 and is expected to be completed in fall 2026
  • I-255 from 0.2 miles north of Illinois 157 to Illinois 15 includes resurfacing, bridge and ramp repairs
    • launching summer 2024 and be completed in winter 2027

Rebuild Illinois includes $33.2 billion over six years into the state’s aging transportation system, creating jobs and promoting economic growth. It’s the largest capital program in state history, and includes freight and passenger rail, aviation, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

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