The Biden administration has announced that Illinois is in line to receive nearly $1.4 billion in federal funding over five years to help upgrade the state’s deteriorating bridges.
The funding, which comes from the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan the president signed into law in November, is just a portion of the roughly $17 billion the state is expected to receive from the overall package. It should provide a boost to a state that has more than 2,300 bridges rated in “poor” condition, according to federal data, the third-largest total among all 50 states.
Read more in the Chicago Tribune.
Source: Chicago Tribune