IDOT launches website to track Rebuild Illinois construction projects

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Chicago Construction News staff writer

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has launched a new webpage to publicly track construction progress on the Rebuild Illinois capital program.

IDOT said the new online dashboard provides up-to-date cumulative data on accomplishments for improving roads and bridges, including information on the number of projects awarded, miles and bridges improved,and safety improvements completed. Also, the total amount of funding is posted.

Information can be searched by district, with much of Central Illinois’ Rebuild Illinois projects located in District 5. Projects include Interstate 57 improvements under Mattis Avenue and U.S. 150, Interstate 72 improvements over I-57 west of Champaign, and work on U.S. Route 45 at Springfield Avenue in Champaign to Curtis Road in Savoy.

District 7 also has projects in Central Illinois, including a multi-year project for Interstate 70 in Effingham County. On Monday, reconstruction began on a portion of the interstate east of the I-57 interchange, extending to the Cumberland and Effingham County line. The bridge over the Montrose Blacktop on I-70 will also be replaced in this project.

“Rebuild Illinois is delivering lasting, positive improvements to transportation and infrastructure throughout our state,” said IDOT Secretary Omer Osman. “Our new dashboard is a simple, effective way to share with you details on this transformational capital program in a convenient, transparent format that’s easy to understand.”Rebuild Illinois data is available annually or by each quarter of each fiscal year and the website will be updated quarterly.

Rebuild Illinois is the largest capital program in state history and the first in a decade is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of the state’s transportation system, with $25.4 billion identified for roads and bridges, creating jobs, enhancing the quality of life and promoting economic growth up and down the state.

Projects through 2022 included more than $9.95 billion of improvements statewide on 4,656 miles of highway, 440 bridges, and 656 additional safety improvements.

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