ROCK ISLAND – State Senator Mike Halpin highlighted progress on six major infrastructure projects across the Quad Cities that are addressing the need for improved transportation and economic growth.

“Illinois is getting serious about upgrading roads and bridges here in the Quad Cities,” said Halpin (D-Rock Island). “These projects will boost long-term economic growth and keep the Quad Cities moving forward.”

Approximately $66.4 million in funding is being invested into six major transportation infrastructure projects across the Quad Cities for all modes of transportation: roads, bridges, transit, waterways, freight and passenger rail, aviation, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

Of the six projects, the three that are expected to be completed this year will deliver improvements to Interstate 280 over the Sgt. John F. Baker Jr. Mississippi River Bridge, John Deere Road in Moline, and Illinois 92 in Rock Island County. Construction projects on I-74/280 over Shaffer Creek, I-88 at 248th Street North in Rock Island County, U.S. 67 (Centennial Bridge) over Mississippi River, and U.S. 150 in Coal Valley were completed in June and July. The two remaining projects will begin in 2025, bringing road and bridge repairs to I-80 from the Rock River to U.S. 6 in Henry County and Illinois 84 in Colona from the Rock River to 0.2 miles north of U.S. 6.

Over six years, $33.2 billion in funding will be given to revitalize the state’s aging transportation system, a significant step towards rebuilding a safe and sustainable future for all communities. Over $12 billion has already been invested in projects across the state, including 5,339 miles of highway, 533 bridges, and 762 safety developments.

Visit the IDOT website for more information on state projects.