2022 Banner Year for KDOT Funding Awards
The Kane County Division of Transportation (KDOT) was awarded more than $6 million in funding from several state and federal programs in 2022 for a variety of road and multi-modal projects in Kane County.
KDOT applied for and received a total of $6,506,363 last year. The impressive amount was shared during a recent meeting of the Kane County Board Transportation Committee.
“That was a lot of money in just one year that we received for projects," said Jackie Forbes, Chief of Planning and Programming for KDOT.
Forbes said the projects awarded funding were part of the Surface Transportation Program (3 projects) and Highway Safety Improvement Program (2 projects). KDOT also received federal Congressionally Directed Spending funding for one project.
The projects included:
- Intersection improvements including additional lanes, sidewalks, and traffic signal upgrades on Randall Road at Big Timber Road
- Intersection improvements including additional lanes, realignment of the intersection, and new multi-use path on Randall Road at Hopps Road
- Intersection improvements including additional lanes and traffic signal upgrades on Randall Road at IL Route 72
- Shoulder widening and installation of rumble strips on Plank Road from County Line Road to Engel Road.
- Recessed pavement markers improving roadway visibility on twenty-two segments of county roadways for a total of 137 centerline miles
- Roadway extension of Dauberman Road to Granart Road, including new bridges over U.S. Route 30 and the BNSF Railroad tracks and a new multi-use path connecting to the Big Rock Campground.
“The addition of state and federal funds helps Kane County's local funds go farther and is a benefit to our residents," said Carl Schoedel, County Engineer and Director of Transportation for KDOT.