Villa announces over $280 million in infrastructure improvements coming to area

WEST CHICAGO – Building upon the smart infrastructure investments supported by State Senator Karina Villa, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced an investment of more than $280 million in road and bridge improvement projects coming to the 25th Senate District.

“Transportation infrastructure is extremely important for our communities,” said Villa (D-West Chicago). “The improvements we will be seeing over the next few years will facilitate economic growth, enhance accessibility and improve quality of life for our residents.”

As part of IDOT’s latest Multi-Year Plan under Rebuild Illinois, the district Villa represents will see 47 infrastructure projects totaling more than $280 million over the next six years.

Some of the most vital projects coming to the area include:

  • Pavement preservation and smart overlay along Neltnor Boulevard in West Chicago and Warrenville
  • Bridge superstructure replacement on New York Street in Aurora
  • A special bridge program project that will make improvements to the Route 31 bridge over Route 20 in Elgin

These projects are part of IDOT’s Multi-Year Plan, a $40 billion investment in construction projects for the next six fiscal years. The project invests in all modes of transportation: roads and bridges, aviation, transit, freight and passenger rail, waterways, as well as bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

“A well-functioning transportation system is a fundamental component of a thriving economy,” Villa said. “Investing in reliable infrastructure will reduce congestion on our roads, help connect individuals to essential resources and will make our communities safer and more sustainable.”

To find a full list of projects slated for the 25th Senate District, visit IDOT’s website.