SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Monica Bristow, D-Godfrey, recently introduced a measure to create a new fund in the state treasury, which would be used specifically for the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges throughout Illinois.
“The creation of a special state fund to construct and maintain roads and bridges will provide necessary infrastructure support to our local communities,” said Bristow. “Through this legislation, the preservation of our roadways would be a top priority and would ensure that the state would have funds available for future projects.”
Bristow’s measure, House Bill 5282, would create the Transportation Maintenance Fund, a new, special fund in the state treasury to be used exclusively for the construction of new roadways as well as the maintenance of those that are already in existence. Bristow’s measure recently passed out of the House Revenue and Finance Committee.
“If this bill is signed into law, more projects like the completion of Illinois Route 255 and Corridor 67 could be possible for the Riverbend region,” said Bristow. “Not only would this legislation ensure that our roadways are maintained, but it would create jobs in the future through the conception of new and planned projects.”
For questions or for more information, please contact Rep. Bristow’s full-time constituent service office by calling 618-465-5900 or by emailing RepMBristow@gmail.com.