The Illinois Department of Transportation has released their six-year Highway Improvement Program, identifying a number of roadway projects that will take place throughout the 27th Senate District in Fiscal Year 2019.
“These projects are funded to improve our transportation infrastructure, ensuring that we maintain a roadway system that is reliable and efficient for the drivers in our state,” said Senator Tom Rooney (R-Rolling Meadows). “In their program proposal, IDOT has allocated almost $21 million dollars to fund six much-needed roadway improvement projects throughout our district.”
According to IDOT, upcoming projects throughout the district will span across 15.62 miles, including 7.74 miles of work being done on US Route 14 and the Northwest Highway. Improvements to the area include resurfacing, improving access, adding a new storm sewer and work on a retaining wall. Cities impacted by these improvements are Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect, Des Plaines, Park Ridge and Niles.
“This roadway is a busy throughway for our district, acting as the main access point for several area businesses and maintaining consistent, heavy traffic flow,” said Sen. Rooney. “I’m encouraged to see funds being directed toward making one of our main roadways in the District more accessible, dependable and safe.”
Other local projects for the upcoming Fiscal Year in the 27th District include:
- $700,000 for crack and joint sealing from Ela Road to Illinois Route 58.
- $2 million for construction engineering on Northwest Highway.
- $1 million for a preliminary engineering study on Illinois Route 53, just south Rand Road to Algonquin Road in Arlington Heights.
- $4.4 million for resurfacing and improving access on Illinois Route 58 and Golf Road, just west of Meijer Drive to Algonquin Road and from Algonquin Road to Broadway Street.
- $2.8 million for resurfacing and improving access on Golf Road to Elmhurst Road.