=Sen. Faraci=

CHAMPAIGN – Building upon the smart infrastructure investments supported by Senator Paul Faraci, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced an additional $200 million in road and bridge improvement projects is coming to Champaign and Vermilion Counties.

“Fixing our roads and bridges is good for the safety of our community and our local economy,” said Faraci (D-Champaign). “It’s good to see IDOT giving our area a fair share of the taxpayer dollars that go into infrastructure improvements.”

As part of IDOT’s latest Multi-Year Plan under Rebuild Illinois, the district Faraci represents will see 51 infrastructure projects totaling $201,626,000 over the next six years.

Some of the most vital projects coming to the area include:

  • 7.24 miles of repaving and repairs to I-74 between US-150 and the Illinois/Indiana border.
  • 3 miles of ADA improvements and repaving to US-45/Neil St. from Springfield Ave. in Champaign to Curtis Rd. in Savoy.
  • 1.76 miles of repaving and median repair on US-136 between Rantoul Foods and Broadmeadow Elementary School.

These projects are part of IDOT’s Multi-Year Plan, a $40 billion investment in construction projects for the next six fiscal years. The project invests in all modes of transportation: roads and bridges, aviation, transit, freight and passenger rail, waterways, as well as bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

“Illinois is actually putting money where its mouth is by making these investments,” Faraci said. “It’s always good to see construction going on because it means that that our roads will be improved and our residents will have more good-paying job opportunities.”

To find a full list of projects slated for the 52nd Senate District, visit IDOT’s website.