Mike Tryon on State Road Money

The following was received from State Rep. Mike Tryon:

IDOT Road Plan allocates $46.5 million for 64th District

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation’s five-year plan released on April 19, the 64th District will receive $46.5 million for highway improvements.

ILL Rte 47 is slated to receive nearly $6 million in 2008 for improvements from US 14 to Reed Road and Reed Road to Kreutzer Road. Improvements include Phase I and Phase II engineering, as well as land acquisition.

As a longtime resident of the district and a frequent traveler on Route 47, I am thrilled that this congested road will finally receive some much-needed repair as early as next year.

Also included for improvement in 2008 is ILL 176 for Phase I engineering from US 14 to IL Rte. 31 (Terra Cotta Avenue).

Other significant road projects planned from 2009 to 2013 include:

  • $20 million to add lanes on U.S. 14 (Virginia St.) from Lucas Road to Crystal Lake Avenue and at Ridgefield Road and an additional $8 million for engineering and land acquisition
  • $8.7 million for land acquisition for the Algonquin Bypass from the north to south junction of Rte. 31
  • $1.2 million for resurfacing at Rte. 176 from U.S. 14 to Rte. 31 (Terra Cotta Ave.)
  • $650,000 for intersection improvement and turning lanes to be added on Rte. 176 at Walkup Road

I am pleased to see new money allocated for additional road projects in my district as our road problems continue to worsen. I am also working on a capital fund with additional funding for projects that have been delayed including the Western Bypass in Algonquin.

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