July 23, 2020 – Central Illinois communities will see more than $509 million in funding for road and bridge projects over the next six years as part of the Illinois Department of Transportation’s latest Multi-Year Plan under Rebuild Illinois.
The funding will support 172 projects between 2021 and 2026. Of the 172 projects, 37 will begin within the next year. The Multi-Year Plan will invest $21.3 billion statewide over the next six years to improve 3,356 miles of road and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck.
Projects included in the program were selected based on objective criteria, such as pavement conditions, traffic volumes and crash history.
Here are the projects expected for Macon County:
- 5.94 miles of road rehabilitation on Old Route 36 from Interstate 72 to west of Harristown Boulevard, and on U.S. 51 from I-72 to 0.3 miles south of Cantrell Road
- 2.7 miles of pavement rehabilitation on U.S. 51 from I-72 to Illinois 121 in Decatur
- 0.74 miles of pavement rehabilitation on Illinois 121 and 22nd Street in Decatur from 0.1 mile south of Kile Street to the Garfield Avenue underpass in Decatur
- 5.95 miles of pavement reconstruction on I-72 from 4.4 miles west to .3 miles west of the Piatt County line