ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Romeoville, is highlighting multiple infrastructure projects scheduled in Will County that are the result of the Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan.
“For far too long, our infrastructure has been neglected, compromising our safety and convenience,” said Manley. “Not only will this infusion of infrastructure dollars make major improvements to the roads and bridges we use every day, but it will also create many high-paying jobs and create economic development in our community.”
Seven new infrastructure projects, totaling over $140 million in new spending with much of the funds coming from the Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan, are scheduled to be started in Will County this spring. The projects include multiple upgrades to I-55, as well as changes to I-80 and Illinois 1 and Illinois 394. In addition to these projects, there are updates to U.S. 30 and I-80 that are already in progress.
The Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan, which was backed by Manley, was a bipartisan package of bills passed and signed into law in 2019. The plan will make $45 billion in improvements in roads, bridges, railroads, universities, and other critical infrastructure over the next 6 years.
“There is nothing more important to me than working to make a substantial difference in my district,” said Manley. “I am proud to see the impact that this infrastructure spending will have in our community, and I will continue to ensure that we have the resources we need to keep our roads, bridges, and other critical structures updated and safe.”