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IDOT plans on spending $37.8 MILLION on Bloomington-Normal improvements

MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. - Bloomingtion will be getting some needed road work done.

The City is applauding the latest multi-year planning document from the Illinois Department of Transportation. The agency’s Proposed Highway Improvement Program features $28 million in state highway projects and $9.8 million in local highway projects in the City of Bloomington and the Town of Normal.

In Fiscal Year 2019, IDOT plans to resurface and make Americans with Disabilities Act improvements at the intersection of Empire Street and Veterans Parkway in Bloomington. The project area includes Empire Street from Empire Crossing to Prospect Road and Veterans Parkway from north of Washington Street to Clearwater Avenue. In addition, IDOT plans to repair the bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad on Center Street from Kentucky Alley to Oakland Avenue.

From Fiscal Year 2020 to Fiscal Year 2024, planned resurfacing and ADA improvement projects include Veterans Parkway from Commerce Parkway to north of Washington Street in Bloomington and from Clearwater Avenue to Old Route 66 in Bloomington and Normal.

IDOT is also planning to reconstruct Center Street from Division Street to Empire Street in Bloomington. In addition, IDOT plans to fund construction to extend Hamilton Road from Bunn Street to Commerce Parkway.

To view maps, descriptions, and additional information regarding these projects click here.

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