EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – State Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, is announcing that the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be constructing $754 million in improvements to her community’s highway infrastructure.
“From strengthening our supply chain to making our drives safer, these major improvements to our community’s highways are money well spent,” Greenwood said. “Good-paying jobs created by these projects will also be a boon to working families in our community, while creating more roads and bridges that help our small businesses reach a larger consumer base.”
As part of the Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan, IDOT will be embarking on a six-year $24.6 billion investment plan for construction and repair of roads and bridges across Illinois. Roughly $754 million will go to projects on state and local highways in Greenwood’s 114th district, such as improving road lighting, fixing cracked joints and supports, building new bridges and other developments.
Greenwood voted in favor of the original capital bill in 2019, as well as budgets funding this plan every year she has been in office.
“As we look at all the great things this capital plan is doing, I am proud to have backed Rebuild Illinois multiple times,” Greenwood said. “All over the state, communities like ours are also getting an influx of new infrastructure, and of aid for small businesses fighting the current spike in inflation.”