State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) announced on Monday that more than $196 million in transportation infrastructure improvements are coming to the 90th Legislative House District over the next six years.
The projects are part of the new “Rebuild Illinois” plan made possible this year by the passage of the $45 billion capital bill on the final day of the spring session. Click here to view a comprehensive list of the 90th District road and bridge projects.
“Infrastructure is the backbone of rural economies,” said Demmer. “We rely on safe and reliable roads and bridges to transport what we grow and manufacture locally to be sold in markets across the world. Unfortunately, we have been short-changing that investment in infrastructure for years. With the passage of the new capital bill, the 90th District will enjoy an almost $200 million investment in the future success of our rural economy.”
According to Demmer, Illinois has not had a major capital and infrastructure package since 2009, and since that time roads and bridges have deteriorated to the point where some have become hazardous. “Illinois roads and transit systems have $30 billion in deferred maintenance needs,” added Demmer. “This new investment will bring roads and bridges across the state back up to acceptable standards and help our communities grow and thrive.”
Within the District 90 allotment, an estimated $23,554,000 will be spent in 2020, with the remaining $172,480,000 slated for projects between 2021-2025.