IDOT shutting down construction without a state budget

Roundabout Construction

Roundabout construction at Milburn School Road and Simmons Road could come to a halt if a state budget isn’t passed soon (O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller)

O’FALLON – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) plans to begin shutting down state administered construction projects beginning June 30, 2016 due to the state budget impasse. There are numerous projects in O’Fallon that will be affected by this state shutdown.

“The state has informed us that all local grant projects managed by IDOT, including the Milburn/Simmons roundabout will be shutting down due to the state’s failure to pass a balanced budget,” said Mayor Gary Graham. “This decision will have a major impact on on-going and future construction projects in O’Fallon. Unless the state legislature approves a budget appropriation for capital projects, all work will cease on July 1.”

State Projects that are currently underway that may be shut down by IDOT due to the state budget impasse:

Milburn/Simmons/Fairwood Hills Roundabout
Milburn School Road Sidewalk and Pedestrian Bridge
Interstate-64 Exit 21/Rieder Road Interchange
State Projects that are planned and may be delayed by IDOT due to the state budget impasse:

Exit 14 Interchange Drainage Improvements
Highway 50 Intersection Improvements
Hinchcliffe, Schaefer, Kampmeyer School Sidewalk Improvements
Illini Bike Trail and Pedestrian Improvements
Seven Hills Sidewalk (Wildwood to Carriel Jr. High School)
North Green Mount Road
Central Park/Green Mount Road Intersection Improvements
Milburn Road/Old Collinsville Road Roundabout
Porter Road Reconstruction
Ashland Avenue Extension Phase 1
Highway 50/Old Collinsville Road Intersection Improvements
Simmons Road Reconstruction

The city urges you to please contact your local state representative for more information on the state budget impasse: James F. Clayborne, Jr., Eddie Lee Jackson Sr., William Haine, Dwight Kay, Kyle McCarter, and Charles Meier.