Illinois to receive $2,250,129,111 for roads, bridges under Democrats’ Infrastructure Law
On Oct. 13, 2022 U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) announced that Illinois will receive $2,250,129,111 from the historic Infrastructure Law to strengthen roads, bridges and tunnels across the state.
“The Infrastructure Law is delivering historic investments to build safer, stronger, smarter roadways,” said Rep. Casten.
“This deeply needed funding for our roads, bridges and tunnels that Illinoisans rely on every day will slash commute times, lower car repair costs, reduce pollution and support good-paying, union jobs. I’m proud to have voted for this critical victory and I will continue partnering with our state and local leaders to put these game-changing investments to work.”
Decades of underinvestment has left Illinois’ roads, bridges and tunnels in poor condition: causing longer commute times, higher car maintenance costs and more pollution in neighborhoods.
Nationwide, the United States ranks 13th globally in terms of the quality of our infrastructure, and the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the condition of our infrastructure a C-.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law included the single largest dedicated investment in surface transportation infrastructure since the construction of the Interstate Highway System: creating good-paying jobs while improving the safety and efficiency of our roadways.
The new funding for Illinois announced today comes from twelve initiatives under the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration for the upcoming fiscal year. Illinois’ allocation is part of a nearly $60 billion tranche from the Department of Transportation to support critical infrastructure in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Each state and territory will have the flexibility to determine how these funds can best address longstanding needs.
Communities across the country are already feeling the transformative impact of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law:
- The Bridge Formula Program has supported repairs on over 2,400 bridges.
- The Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) Formula Program has funded over $200 million of projects in 21 states.
- The Highway Safety Improvement Program supported improvements on more than 5,300 projects, including a total of 155 roundabout projects throughout the country that will reduce the number of traffic conflict points.
- The National Highway Performance Program has funded more than 6,000 projects to improve safety and efficiency.
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