SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Sen. Jil Tracy on Tuesday announced the Illinois Department of Transportation’s allocation of just under $5 million for Fiscal Year 2020 to be dedicated to road improvements in McDonough County.
That $5 million is part of a broader $68.1 million FY2020 allocation to be spent on construction projects all around the 47th Senate District in west-central Illinois. The 47th Senate District, which is represented Sen. Tracy, R-Quincy, is comprised of McDonough, Fulton, Cass, Brown, Adams, Mason, Pike, Morgan, Fulton, Henderson, Hancock, Mercer, Warren, Schuyler and Knox counties.
According to information from Sen. Tracy’s office, the $68.1 million is spread around to 34 projects that are part of the state’s Highway Improvement Program. This coming fiscal year is part of a six-year project plan that will ultimately be funded to more than $412 million by the time the six years have lapsed.
Projects for the Fiscal Year 2020-2025 Multi-Year Plan in McDonough County include an approximate $35 million pavement rehabilitation or overlay on U.S. Highway 67 from U.S. Highway 136 east to Grindstone Creek and from Grindstone Creek north to N. 200th Road. The project consists of about 11 miles of designed and standard overly, as well as land acquisition and utility adjustments. Land acquisition estimated at $1 million will occur in Fiscal Year 2020. The other details, which make up the remaining $34 million will be scattered from FY2021-2025.
Another project that will occur in FY2020 is a designed overlay of just over four miles on State Route 61 from Route 336 to Country Highway 24 in Colmar. That project has $3.4 million allocated toward it.
Micro-surfacing will take place in 2020 on U.S. Highway 136 at the Hancock County line to Illinois Route 336 and from Route 336 west to a half-mile south of U.S. 136 west of Macomb. The total area encompasses a 10.54 stretch at a cost of just over $2 million.
Additional micro-surfacing will occur in 2020 along the border with Warren County about four-tenths of a mile south of N. 2100th Road to north of 40th Avenue at State Route 110 and U.S. Highway 67. The project will cost $1.7 million.
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