The 36th Senate District, as part of Illinois’ annual highway improvement plan, will receive $117,393,000 in infrastructure upgrades in the 2016 fiscal year. According to State Sen. Neil Anderson, the FY16 program will finance 14 projects in the district, including components of a multi-year overhaul of the Mississippi River Corridor.
“The 36th District is a transportation hub for commerce throughout Western Illinois,” said Anderson. “As a border district, it’s important that we regularly repair and update our roads to preserve this vital resource, and keep employers and jobs from fleeing across the border to Iowa. The investments in these projects, especially the I-74 and Mississippi River Corridor projects, will help our communities to thrive well into the future. ”
Local projects included in the Fiscal Year 2016 Road Program include:
Rock Island and Henry County:
· I-74 and Mississippi River Corridor
o Congestion mitigation I-74 and US-6: $533,000
o Bridge deck repairs over 1st Ave to 7th Ave in Moline: $3,000,000
o Reconstruction resurfacing IL-5/92 to Henry Co. Line: $4,000,000
o Bridge replacement over BNSF railroad 1.1 mi south of IL 5/92: $8,000,000
o Bridge replacement 1.2 over Barstow Rd: $8,600,000
o Bridge replacement and bridge joint repair at Green River: $9,700,000
o Bridge joint repair over Cleveland Rd: $500,000
o Consultant Plans for Bridge project along Mississippi River Southwest of Rock Island :$2,200,000
o Note: This is the full cost of this joint project with Iowa. As lead agency, Illinois pays full cost and will then be reimbursed for half the cost of this project by the State of Iowa.
o Land acquisition north of 99th avenue near Andalusia: $260,000
· US 30
o Bridge rehabilitation 1 mi West of ILL 84: $800,000
o Bridge inspection 1 mi west of ILL 84: $1,200,000
· BNSF railroad bridge over Mississippi River
o Bridge replacement and reconstruction: $78,000,000
o Construction engineering: $500,000
o Utility adjustment: $100,000
o Note: This is the full cost of these joint projects with Iowa. As lead agency, Illinois pays full cost and will then be reimbursed for half the cost of these projects by the State of Iowa.
For Fiscal Year 2016, the statewide program has allocated $1.85 billion to maintain Illinois’ transportation system by improving 1,431 miles of highway and 357 bridges.
Funds for these projects come from revenues that are specifically dedicated and earmarked for road construction.
The multiyear program in its entirety can be viewed at goo.gl/gLOqt7. To access the 36th Senate District project list electronically, click “Lists” then “Specialized Breakouts.”