5910961678 a09f5ac4dc bPEORIA – State Senator Dave Koehler announced more than $50 million in funding for road and bridge improvement projects across the 46th District.

“Communities across Central Illinois could not deserve this investment more,” said Koehler (D-Peoria). “By replacing aging infrastructure and repairing our roads and bridges, we keep our communities connected and help our local economies thrive.”

As part of IDOT’s latest Multi-Year Plan under Rebuild Illinois, local communities will see 10 infrastructure projects totaling more than $50 million over the next six years.

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

  • $18,400,000 for repairs and replacements on the Bob Michel Bridge
  • $2,420,000 for intersection improvement on Camp Street at Riverside Drive.
  • $2,000,000 for bridge reconstruction on IL-8/IL-116 at the Cedar Street exit

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.

“These are roads and bridges we take every day to get to work, go to school, and visit the people we love,” Koehler said. “Not only will this investment make our roadways safer and our community more accessible, but it will create good-paying jobs for years to come.”

To find a full list of projects slated for the 46th Senate District, visit IDOT’s website.