I-74, John Deere Road projects could be stalled

Active road construction projects that potentially will be suspended in Illinois Department of Transportation District 2 (Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone, Carroll, Ogle, Whiteside, Lee, Rock Island and Henry counties) due to the Illinois budget crisis:

State
- Reconstructing Illinois 84 and new U.S. 52 bridge over Mississippi River at Savanna ($81.7 million; $59.7 million spent)

- Six bridge replacements on Interstate 80 from Interstate 88 to Interstate 74/280 ($25.5 million; $14.2 million spent)

- Reconstruction of Illinois 5 (John Deere Road) from west of 38th Street to east of 70th Street in Moline
($51.3 million; $14.7 million spent)

- Reconstruction of Illinois 2 (North Main Street) from Riverside Boulevard to Auburn Street in Rockford
($32.4 million; $11.7 million spent)

- Reconstruction of Illinois 75 through the village of Rockton from the Rock River to Illinois 2 ($9.4 million; $1.1 million spent)

- Replacement of U.S. 34 bridge over Indian Creek south of Kewanee
($2 million; $0.5 million spent)

- Replacement of several culverts on Illinois 26 north of Ohio ($2.2 million; $1 million spent)

Local
- Reconstruction of Harrison Avenue from Illinois 251 to east of 20th Street in Rockford ($22.9 million; $12.2 million spent)

Major Fiscal year 2018 projects impacted

- $120 million for construction of the Interstate 74 approach to the new Mississippi River
bridge in Moline. Part of the overall I-74 Mississippi River bridge project.
- $128 million for reconstruction of I-74 in Moline from 7th Avenue to south of Avenue of the
Cities. Part of the overall I-74 Mississippi River bridge project.
- $14.5 million for repairs and resurfacing on Interstate 88 from Illinois 78 to Sand Road.

Remaining value of active awarded projects that potentially would need to be shut down:
Total: $131 million
State projects: $111 million
Local projects: $20 million
Active projects that potentially will be suspended:

Please note that IDOT employees will continue to do their regular work (highway maintenance, engineering, planning, etc.) since state employees are still being paid under court order.


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