Rep. Murphy Advocacy Prompts $250 Million Investment in 99th District Transportation Infrastructure

On Monday, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced its Multi-Year Improvement Program (MYP) for transportation infrastructure projects for fiscal years 2020-2025. The projects are part of the new “Rebuild Illinois” capital plan, which passed earlier this year. State Representative Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) advocated for several critical projects that directly benefit 99th District residents. That advocacy has led to $254,038,000 worth of projects receiving funding in the IDOT program.

“The state’s inability to pass a comprehensive capital plan for so many years has left so much of our critical transportation infrastructure in severe disrepair,” said Murphy. “This has not only created a multitude of safety concerns, but also harmed job creation and economic growth. Now that the overdue investment of this multi-year plan is in motion, it will not only improve safety on our roadways, but these improvements and modernizations will play a vital role in helping us grow and attract new jobs to our communities.”

Following the passage of the capital plan earlier this year, work began on several projects across the state, including the $5.4 million improvement project to Route 4 (Old Route 66). Now that the 2020-2025 MYP has been announced, six new projects will be underway in the 99th District starting in 2020, with the entirety of the fifty projects totaling more than $250 million to be completed by 2025.

For a full list of projects benefiting the 99th District, Click Here.