Geneva Lands $320,000 Funding To Improve Kautz Road For Truck Traffic

Geneva Lands $320,000 Funding To Improve Kautz Road For Truck Traffic

The city of Geneva will get $320,000 from the state of Illinois to help fund a $4.9 million improvement of Kautz Road to accommodate local truck traffic.

Kautz Road (CREDIT: Google Maps)

According to an Illinois Department of Transportation news release, $7 million has been awarded for 21 projects that upgrade roads for local truck traffic, leveraging a total investment of $36 million that will create jobs and boost economic activity in communities throughout the state.

“Illinois is the country’s transportation hub, with freight activity a cornerstone of the state’s economy,” said Acting Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “At IDOT, we want our local partners to have the necessary tools to manage traffic safely and spur even more job creation and economic growth.”

Click here to view the projects that were awarded funding.

The grants are made possible through IDOT’s Truck Access Route Program, which allows counties, municipalities and townships to apply for assistance in upgrading roads to accommodate 80,000-pound trucks and become designated truck routes.

A maximum of $900,000 can be awarded to projects that improve connections to other designated truck routes and businesses that generate truck traffic. Additional information on the program can be found here.

IDOT is investing in local infrastructure like never before through Rebuild Illinois. Last month, IDOT provided the third of six $250 million installments to local governments as part of the six-year, $33.2 billion capital program

Rebuild Illinois is not only the largest capital program in state history, but also the first one that touches all modes of Illinois transportation: roads and bridges, transit, waterways, freight and passenger rail, aviation, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

Click here to learn more about the Kautz Road Widening Project in Geneva.

SOURCE: state of Illinois news release