Listed here are the projects that might be stopped in District 8, which provides coverage for Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Madison, Bond, Marion, Clinton, St. Clair, Monroe, Washington and Randolph areas, based on IDOT:
• Creating a new ramp from the Martin Luther King Bridge to Interstate 55 near East St. Louis. It is a $27.seven million project which $13 million already continues to be spent. Teams are creating a curved plate girder structure and connector ramp to hold one lane of traffic in the eastbound Martin Luther King bridge to westbound Interstate 55/64, where one westbound lane is closed.
• Widening Illinois Route 3 from two lanes to 5 lanes in Waterloo and building a roundabout in the intersection of Illinois Route 156 and Lakeview Drive in Waterloo. That’s a $17.six million project, which $9.two million continues to be spent.
Should there be no budget agreement in Illinois by Friday, local road projects that’ll be shut lower include construction of the new ramp from the Martin Luther King bridge and changing the Illinois 157 bridge between Fairview Levels and East St. Louis.
• Changing the bridge on Illinois Route 15 over Illinois Route 13 and also the Illinois Central Railroad, a bit more than the usual mile east of Illinois Route 159 near Belleville — a $14.4 million project, which $10.six million continues to be spent.
• Changing the Illinois Route 157 bridge, which crosses St. Clair Avenue and MetroLink, between Fairview Levels and East St. Louis. Teams are getting rid of and changing the present structure, which carries Illinois Route 157 over Illinois Route 161. Illinois Route 157 is closed included in that actually work. It’s a $9.3 million project, which $3.4 million continues to be spent.
“We are around the edge of something which used to be unthinkable,” Transportation Secretary Randall Blankenhorn told reporters two days ago in a news conference. “I can not overstate the effects of inaction.”
• The Rieder Road interchange project St. Clair County. It offers widening Interstate 64, creating a new bridge within the interstate and creating a gemstone interchange at Rieder Road — a $36.5 million project which $9.seven million continues to be spent.
Friday is the beginning of the brand new fiscal year. The Illinois Dot states when there is no budget agreement at that time, not simply will planned projects not start, but ongoing jobs representing a $2 billion investment is going to be shut lower, the Connected Press reviews.
IDOT states the rest of the worth of projects that will have to be shut lower in District 8 totals $130.six million.
That, authorities say, means ongoing commuting headaches, safety hazards and “avoidable” extra costs.