McDermed Lauds Planned Investments in District’s Roads and Bridges

State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) applauded the recent release of a detailed plan from Illinois Department of Transportation that outlined a sizeable investment in the 37th District’s transportation infrastructure.

Released annually by IDOT, the Multi-Year Plan (MYP) is meant to provide details on the funding, process, and proposed projects and initiatives that will preserve, maintain, improve, and expand Illinois’ transportation system. The MYP represents $23.5 billion in projects to repair the state’s roads and bridges over the next six years.

“For too long Illinois infrastructure has long been ignored and left to deteriorate,” Rep. McDermed said. “In the spring we passed a historic capital bill, and this latest MYP is a more detailed reflection of the commitment we made to maintain our place as America’s transportation center. This is great news for residents in the 37th district and drivers all across Illinois.”

Through 2025, the MYP allocates $785.5 million dollars across 60 projects throughout the 37th legislative district. $63 million is slated to be spent on the district this fiscal year alone. In addition to multiple projects targeting Interstate 80, the District 37 MYP allotment covers improvements to US 6, US 30, US 45, and Wolf Road.

The MYP is part of a larger, concerted effort dubbed Rebuild Illinois. Rebuild Illinois is expected to put $33.2 billion in to the state’s aging transportation system and support 540,000 jobs across the state. In addition to IDOT’s efforts, local governments will receive $4 billion in transportation funds to meet their additional needs. 

Click here to view a list of the 37th District’s road and bridge projects.