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Martwick announces $5 million in infrastructure improvements coming to the area this year

CHICAGO — Building upon the smart infrastructure investments supported by State Senator Robert Martwick, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced an investment of $5 million in road and bridge improvement projects coming to the area.

“Investing in infrastructure improvement is one of the best use of our state’s resources. Revitalized infrastructure supports commerce and ensures the safety of every driver traveling on our roadways,” said Martwick (D-Chicago).

As part of IDOT’s latest Multi-Year Plan under Rebuild Illinois, the district Martwick represents will see 39 infrastructure projects in the coming six fiscal years, totaling almost $435 million in improvements.

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

  • Updates to 1.52 miles of 25th Avenue from Lawrence Avenue to Waveland Avenue
  • Rehab of the existing Kennedy Expressway reversible lane on at Foster Avenue and Lawrence Avenue to Ohio Street
  • Land acquisition at US 12/45 Mannheim Road Interchange in preparation for much larger reconstruction efforts in 2024-2028

These projects are part of IDOT’s multi-year plan, a $34.6 billion investment in construction projects for the next six fiscal years.

In the next six years, the $34.6 billion will be invested into improvements for more than 2,500 miles of roads and nearly 10 million square feet of bridges. Among these improvements will be reconstruction, bridge improvements, land acquisitions, safety modernizations, and land acquisition.

“This investment into our communities will bolster our economy through not only enhancing our state’s infrastructure, but by also promoting job growth,” Martwick said.

To find a full list of projects slated for the 10th Senate District, visit IDOT’s website.