ghows LS 200719811 679948a0 rNAPERVILLE – State Senator Laura Ellman announced more than $17 million in funding for road and bridge improvement projects across the 21st District.

“By repairing and replacing our aging infrastructure, we quite literally keep our communities connected,” said Ellman (D-Naperville). “In order to get to work, go to school, or visit our loved ones, we need safe and reliable roads and bridges.”

As part of IDOT’s latest Multi-Year Plan under Rebuild Illinois, local communities will see 14 infrastructure projects totaling $17,089,000 over the next six years.

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

  • $9,332,000 for replacement of the Washington Street bridge in Naperville
  • $1,972,000 for improvements on 87th Street in Naperville
  • $183,000 for bridge repairs on IL-38/Roosevelt Road at Winfield Creek
  • $379,000 for improvements on Batavia Road in Warrenville

The multi-year plan has allocated $34.6 billion in construction projects across Illinois over the next six fiscal years. 

The $34.6 billion will go to highway reconstruction and preservation, bridge improvements, strategic expansion, system support such as engineering and land acquisition, and safety and system modernizations. Over six years, the funding will be dispersed to improve more than 2,500 miles of roads and nearly 10 million square feet of bridges.

“Without safe, well-maintained infrastructure, our communities become inaccessible—not only to those of us that live here, but those who want to visit and take advantage of the great things our community has to offer,” Ellman said. “Through this investment in our infrastructure, we will create jobs and foster opportunities for our local economy to thrive.”

To find a full list of projects slated for the 21st Senate District, visit IDOT’s website.