Yesterday Illinois Governor Quinn unveiled a six-year, $8.6 billion construction program that will improve roads and bridges throughout Illinois while making major investments in public transportation.
At first glance only one of the projects on the list affect Metro East drivers and that is in the Alton Godfrey area, but at second glance it looks as though there are hundreds more coming not on the official announcement. Looks like Effingham will be looking at more I-70 work which seems to go on for years on end, totally obvious to anyone who takes 70 through that area.
There sure is a lot of money for road work in Illinois and so little money for paying school districts what they ought. And, the same drivers will be jammed up as always, just for work done a mile down the road from where the last ended.
Also on Illinois roads, it will cost you 375 dollars for speeding in a work zone whether workers are present or not.