Capital spending targets infrastructure throughout Quad City region

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Chicago Construction News staff writer

Six major projects underway across the Quad City region will be completed this year and two are set to begin in 2025. Together the six road infrastructure projects total more than $64 million.

“Rebuild Illinois is revitalizing communities and neighborhoods by investing in projects and people in the Quad City region and throughout the state,” said Gov. JB Pritzker. “Through the largest capital program in state history, IDOT will be delivering improvements to build a more resilient, accessible and equitable system of transportation for generations to come, while creating jobs and enhancing local quality of life.”

Interstate 280 from the Sgt. John F. Baker Jr. Mississippi River Bridge

  • Pavement patching and resurfacing work began in March on I-280, including the ramps at the Illinois 92 interchange.
  • The project, which includes the last phase of a three-year effort to reconstruct the Sgt. John F. Baker Jr. Mississippi River Bridge, is expected to be completed by the end of November.

Illinois 5 (John Deere Road) in Moline.

  • Work includes pavement patching and resurfacing from 16th Street to 35th Street, expansion joint replacement, deck patching and resurfacing of the structures carrying John Deere Road over 27th Street and Interstate 74. The entire project is expected to be completed by the end of October.

Illinois 92 in Rock Island County

  • Work began July 15 to patch and resurface the Illinois 92 from Turkey Hollow Road to Illinois 192.

I-74/280 over Shaffer Creek and I-88 at 248th Street North in Rock Island County

  • Work that painted two structures over Shaffer Creek and the structure carrying 248th Street North over I-88 was completed at the end of July.

U.S. 67 (Centennial Bridge) over Mississippi River

  • Work wrapped up in June on the second half of a two-year project to complete structural repairs and bearing replacements on the bridge.

U.S. 150 in Coal Valley

  • Work was completed in mid-July that milled, patched and resurfaced the road from U.S. 6 to East Third Street.

I-80 from the Rock River to U.S. 6 in Henry County

  • Work will include patching, resurfacing, and bridge repairs and is anticipated to start in 2025.

Illinois 84 in Colona from the Rock River to 0.2 miles north of U.S. 6

Work will include road reconstruction and an intersection improvement at Cleveland Road. The project is expected to begin in 2025.

“Our region has several key economic advantages that we must expand, including transportation infrastructure,” said state Rep. Gregg Johnson (D-East Moline). “These investments, along with others being made to our local roads, ports and railways will create jobs, will bring new businesses to our area and allow existing businesses to expand – and will put people to work on Day One.”

Passed in 2019, Rebuild Illinois is investing a total of $33.2 billion over six years into the state’s aging transportation system, creating jobs and promoting economic growth. Rebuild Illinois is not only the largest capital program in state history, but the first that touches all modes of transportation: roads and bridges, transit, waterways, freight and passenger rail, aviation, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

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