Gov. Pritzker Announces Six-Year $20.7 Billion Construction Plan Made Possible By Rebuild Illinois
Proposed Highway Improvement Program Will Improve 2,779 Miles of Roads and 7.9 Million Square Feet of Bridge Deck, Creating Thousands of Jobs;
Full Amtrak Service to Resume July 19th Following Reduced COVID-19 Schedule
SPRINGFIELD, IL (STL.News) Governor JB Pritzker joined the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and labor, legislative and local leaders today to announce the release of a $20.7 billion multi-year plan to improve Illinois’ roads and bridges over the next six years. This robust commitment, fueled by the historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital plan, will reinforce Illinois’ leadership as a transportation hub and create thousands of jobs as the state seeks to spur economic growth following the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest multi-year plan builds on significant infrastructure investment over the past two years, with over 2,700 miles of state and local roadways and 290 bridges already improved through Rebuild Illinois.
With more than 4.9 million Illinoisans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 64% of residents age 18 and over receiving at least their first dose, the Governor also announced the return of full Amtrak service in Illinois beginning July 19th. In accordance with CDC guidance, face masks are still required on public transit, including trains, to prevent community spread.