A sign that says road construction ahead.CHICAGO — Building upon the smart infrastructure investments supported by State Senator Mattie Hunter, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced an investment of more than $1.2 million for bridge improvements along I-55.

“The Rebuild Illinois plan continues to bring much-needed improvements and investments throughout our state,” said Hunter (D-Chicago). “By modernizing our infrastructure and prioritizing safer roads and bridges, we are creating good-paying jobs and improving connectivity among our communities.”

As part of IDOT’s latest Multi-Year Plan under Rebuild Illinois, $1.2 million will go toward bridge work at Michigan Avenue and the Stevenson Expressway within Hunter’s district.

IDOT’s Multi-Year Plan will invest $40 billion in construction projects for the next six fiscal years, covering all modes of transportation — roads and bridges, aviation, transit, freight and passenger rail, waterways, as well as bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

“Illinois is a transportation hub, and enhancements to Michigan Avenue and the Stevenson Expressway will improve the flow of thousands of vehicles that pass through our state,” said Hunter. “From daily commuters to out-of-town visitors, this work will ensure everyone’s safety.”

To find a full list of projects slated for the 3rd Senate District, visit IDOT’s website.