Foster announces more than $16 million for Kane transportation projects

By on July 5, 2009

Recovery Act to fund projects in the 14th District
STATE—Rep. Bill Foster (IL-14) announced additional area transportation projects that will receive funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which Foster supported. Foster announced seven other Recovery Act funded transportation projects in May.

“The funding for transportation projects that was included in the Recovery Act will allow vital transportation projects to move forward, and will create jobs for people throughout the 14th District,” said Foster.

Karen McConnaughay, Kane County Board Chairman, said, “This funding is vital to Kane County so we can continue to create jobs and grow the economy. We are seeing the Recovery at work.”

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) determined which projects would receive Recovery funds. The table at right lists the projects and awarded amounts. Contracts have been awarded, and are now being executed. The projects should be underway shortly.

Project location and awarded amount
• Resurface US 30/IL 56/IL 47:
• Resurface West Bound ramp
on US 30/ IL 56 to IL 47:
• Resurface US 30/ IL 47 from
Prairie St. to Jericho Rd.:
• Resurface US 30/ IL 47 from
Jericho Rd. to Kendall County
line: $240,515
• Resurface US 30 from IL 47 to
Orchard Rd.: $996,676
• Repair bridge on US 30 cross-
ing Blackberry Creek: $69,858
• Resurface IL 25 from IL 72 to
I-90: $1,782,911
• Widen, resurface and add
turning lanes to IL 38:
• Resurface various locations in
Kane County: $1,595,801
14th District total: $16,844,300