Why is the City working with IDOT on this project?

The City accepted federal construction grant funds for the project, and, as such, is required to adhere to strict IDOT guidelines. Infrastructure investment is a core priority for the City. On average, the City spends $12-$14 million annually on all infrastructure projects to maintain and upgrade aged City infrastructure. Any grant funds received will alleviate the tax burden on property owners and allow the City to take on additional infrastructure investment.