Quinn Signs Billion Dollar Construction Plan

Jul 23, 2014

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a new state capital construction bill. It invests $1.1 billion in road and bridge projects around the state. The plan will be paid for by selling bonds. Among the projects:

Ogle and Winnebago County

Credit WNIJ

·         $26 million to resurface 31 miles of Interstate 39/U.S. 51 in Winnebago and Ogle counties.

Carroll and Whiteside County

·         $4 million to resurface 14.3 miles of Illinois 40 from Milledgeville to Coleta in Carroll and Whiteside Counties.

Bureau and LaSalle County

·         $3.1 million to add additional lanes to Illinois 26 in Bureau County

·         $2.8 million to resurface a portion of Illinois 71 in LaSalle County.

Lake and McHenry County

·         $56.8 million to add lanes to U.S. 14 in Crystal Lake.

·         $18.5 million to reconstruct the U.S. 41 interchange with Illinois 132 interchange in Gurnee.

·         $9 million to resurface and rehabilitate U.S. 45/Illinois 21 (Milwaukee Avenue) in Lincolnshire and Buffalo Grove.