The $3 billion bonding program will allow for work to start immediately on roads, bridges, mass transit and other infrastructure priorities. The Senators also approved legislation appropriating the Fiscal Year 2009 federal stimulus funds for transportation projects and for catching up on a staggering backlog of Medicaid debt.
Projects in the program that affect the 44th District include:
$1,565,000 to resurface 5.68 miles on Illinois 48, from Illinois 54 to Illinois 10.
DEWITT, PIATT AND MACON COUNTIES
$2,200,000 to resurface 7.32 miles on Illinois 48, from Illinois10 to Illinois 32.
$2,590,000 to resurface 2.74 miles on Illinois 10/Illinois 121, from 0.3 mile west of I-55 to Elm Street in Lincoln.
$1,700,000 to resurface 6.89 miles on Illinois 54, from the DeWitt County line to 1.5 miles northeast of Illinois 121.
$7,7550,00 to patch, resurface and repair the bridge on 3.56 miles on I-74/I-55/US 51, from north of the I-55 Business Loop to east of US 51 at Bloomington.
$4,500,000 to resurface and to waterproof the bridge deck on 8.26 miles on US 51/US 51 Business, from Rabb Road in Normal to Lafayette Street in Bloomington.
$3,365,000 to resurface 13.08 miles on Old US 66/FAS 294/FAU 6348, from southwest of Towanda to north of Lexington.
$3,050,000 to resurface 7.23 miles on Old US 51/FAS 1476/SBI 2, from 2.5 miles south of I-74 to 1 mile south of Heyworth.
TAZEWELL AND MASON COUNTIES
$2,500,000 to resurface 13.30 miles on Illinois 29, from Main Street in South Pekin to US 136.
Approved by unanimous votes of the Senate April 2, the legislation now moves to the House of Representatives for further consideration.