Illinois Gov. Jay “J.B.” Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation have released the Multi-Year Plan, which dedicates $23.5 billion to infrastructure projects throughout the state.
The plan, unveiled at a public ceremony Oct. 21, is supported through the massive Rebuild Illinois program. Approved in June, Rebuild Illinois is a $45 billion infrastructure improvement initiative meant to fund investment in roads, bridges, transit, education, state parks, historic sites and clean water infrastructure. Under Rebuild Illinois, the state’s fuel tax rate doubled to 38 cents per gallon for diesel and gas from 19 cents per gallon.