BENTON, Ill. — State Representative Dave Severin says his 116th District will be receiving more than $680 million in highway and bridge construction and repair projects over the next 5 years.

Severin made that announcement Tuesday.

Severin recently met with Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Omar Osman in Springfield to review IDOT’s Multi-Year Plan (MYP).

The funding for 123 construction projects happening from 2024-2029 comes from Illinois’ “Rebuild Illinois” Highway Improvement Program. A full listing of the projects is available on Severin’s website at of the construction projects include:

–           $75 million for additional lanes on I-57 south of Bonnie from IL 154 to Atchison Creek

–           $20 million for bridge replacement at Gun Creek north of IL 154

–           $18 million for bridge replacement on I-64 .2 miles east of IL 37

–           $48 million for additional lanes on I-57 from Bonnie to I-64 South

–           $45 million for interchange reconstruction and bridge replacement at the I – 57/1-64 interchange at the IL 15 interchange in Mt. Vernon

–           $15 million for bridge replacement south of the I-57/I-64 N tri-level interchange

–           $10.8 million for bridge replacement over the abandoned railroad .5 miles west of US 45 and over US 45 north of Mill Shoals in Wayne County

–           $51 million for bridge repair on I-64 in Washington County west of County Highway 11 to the Jefferson County line

–           $160 million for bridge replacement over the Wabash River on I-64

–           $8.6 million for overlay and ADA improvements from the Lawrence County line on IL 1 to 9th street in Mt. Carmel

–           $16.5 million for overlay and new shoulders on IL 37 from the Franklin County line to IL 14 in Benton

–           $17 million for bridge replacement and addition of a bikeway from Larry Foster Parkway to Fitzgerrell Park Drive at Rend Lake on IL 154

–           $12 million for overlay and new shoulders on IL 37 from Campground Road in Bonnie to the Franklin County line