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January 2021 Light at the End of the Tunnel

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January IDOT Project Letting Includes Massive Road and Bridge Jobs

On January 21, the Illinois Department of Transportation performed its first letting of the year, which included some very large road and bridge projects throughout Local 150’s jurisdiction within Illinois.

The projects in IDOT lettings are funded largely by the $31 billion capital bill, which Local 150 members were instrumental in the passage of.

Some of the larger projects let include:

  • $73 million – 8.5 miles of widening and reconstruction of Route 30 in Frankfort, Mokena, and New Lenox
    $53 million – 6 miles of reconstruction of Butterfield Road through Wheaton and Warrenville
    $22 million – Improvements on several bridges along I-280 near Milan and Andalusia Township
    $22 million – Widening, signage, and improvements along 8 miles of I-80 through New Lenox and Orland Park
    $11 million – Reconstruction and widening of 2 miles of Route 22 through Highland Park
    $10.3 million – Replacement of a storm water pump station in Rosemont
    $7 million – Resurfacing and intersection improvements on Meridian Road throughout Winnebago County
    $6.2 million – Reconstruction of the Route 20, York Road, and I-294 interchange in Elmhurst
    $5.5 million – Riverwalk modernization in Rockford
    $5.5 million – Construction of 4 new roadways on the Eastern end of the NIU campus in DeKalb
    $5.3 million – Widening and resurfacing of Dundee Road throughout Kane County
    $4.9 million – Guardrail and rumble strip installation on Routes 53 and 6 through Joliet, Wilmington, and Elwood
    $4.7 million – Reconstruction of Lily Cache Lane through Bolingbrook
    $3.5 million – Bridge replacement on Kishwaukee Road over the Kishwaukee River
    $3.5 million – Rebuild of the intersection of Route 83 and Greenleaf Avenue in Elk Grove Village
    $2.75 million – Installation of fiber optic transmission lines in Lake and Kane Counties
    $2.5 million – Bridge deck replacement on Route 74 in Moline

Along with these large projects, many smaller paving and other road improvement jobs were let throughout the State of Illinois.

To review the full list of projects, please visit the IDOT Letting Page by clicking here.


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