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March 07, 2017

Pushing for Bike Friendly Roads in Springfield and West Central IL

As part of our ongoing advocacy work, Ride Illinois has recently reviewed upcoming IDOT road projects planned over the next five years in IDOT District 6, in Springfield and West Central Illinois. We have drafted letters (linked below) asking IDOT for improved bicycling conditions when they work on these road projects. Our requests focus on priority locations and are meant to provide input at an appropriate level for the scope of these scheduled projects. If you live in one of these areas, please take a moment to read our letters and let us know if you have further suggestions by emailing us at info@rideillinois.org.

Ride Illinois is committed to helping communities around the state use road project opportunities like these to improve their bicycling conditions. We’re working closely with state and local agencies to “get it right” at the early stages, and speaking up for bicyclists about locations that need to be fixed. Please consider supporting our work by becoming a member or making a donation today. Your support is critical to our success.

Illinois 29 intersection project in Rochester – affects the Lost Bridge Trail
Stevenson Drive in Springfield – resurfacing project
Business 55 (6th/5th St, etc) in Springfield – resurfacing project
S. Dirksen Parkway in Springfield – resurfacing project
Macarthur and Laurel in Springfield – intersection reconstruction
IL 4 from Auburn to Virden – resurfacing project
IL57, Quincy to Marblehead – resurfacing project
US24-67 in Rushville – resurfacing project
IL29 in Pana – resurfacing project
Business 55, south of Lincoln – resurfacing project
IL96 in Quincy – resurfacing project
Business 72/Morton Avenue in Jacksonville – bridge project
IL96, south of Nauvoo – bridge project
US67-IL100 over Illinois River in Beardstown – bridge project
IL106 over Illinois River in Florence – bridge project
US54 over Mississippi River near Louisiana, MO  – bridge project
US136 over Mississippi River near Hamilton – bridge project


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