CHICAGO – State Rep. Fran Hurley, Chicago, has secured millions in new Illinois Department of Transportation funds to rebuild, repair and revitalize highways, transitways and other infrastructure projects in the communities she represents.
“Investing in our roads, highways, railways, and sidewalks is about making our community a better place to live and do business, while also creating and sustaining good-paying jobs,” Hurley said. “Now more than ever, as the weather gets colder, wetter and more unpredictable, good roadways give motorists peace of mind.”
The funds are a part of Hurley’s Rebuild Illinois Program, which invested hundreds of millions of dollars in new infrastructure in the coming years. State and local highways in Hurley’s district are receiving $20 million and $35 million over this time period, respectively. The program identifies projects that help bolster road safety as well as traffic control modernization across the state. A Palos Park segment of Route 7 between 131st and 135th St will receive road repayment improvements as part of the first improvements.
“Our community uses our roads and bridges on a daily basis, and they should never be concerned about their safety because of infrastructure that has been worn down,” Hurley said. “These funds are desperately needed.”