Metro-East officials are planning to undertake a total of 33 road and transportation improvement projects, at a total cost of $21,237,363, in 2017 to ease traffic congestion and improve air quality in some of the region’s fastest-growing and economically important areas.
Eastside county and municipal officials are applying for a total of $15.5 million in federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) grants to help cover the cost of those improvements, according to the East-West Gateway (EWG) Council of Government.
Local officials were required to submit 2017 projects for federal funding by March 3. A public comment period on proposed projects closes today (April 20).
The federal government offers road improvement grants on a matching share basis. However, the EWG presently projects the State of Illinois’ contribution to each of the planned Metro-East road improvements to be “$0”; suggesting the projects may be endangered by the state’s ongoing budget crisis.
Metro-East road projects submitted for federal funding during the current application cycle are as follows. The total estimated cost for each project is shown in parentheses.
Alton – Il. Rt. 140 at Gordon Moore Park, intersection improvements ($871,500).
Alton – State Street, south of Rozier Street to north of the Delmar Avenue to Belle Street, resurfacing and pedestrian improvements ($931,250).
Bethalto – North Prairie Street, Corbin Street to Virginia Avenue, sidewalk reconstruction with drainage improvements ($630,000).
Collinsville – Eastport Drive, Lanter Court to south of Eastport Executive Drive, resurfacing and ADA sidewalk improvements ($672,100).
Edwardsville – Center Grove Road at Il. Rt. 157, construction of dual left and right turn lanes ($474,000).
Edwardsville – St. Louis Street, Elm Street to Ammann Place, resurfacing, curb and gutter, pedestrian facility improvements ($709,340).
Edwardsville – New Troy Road, Montclaire Avenue to Cottonwood Road, traffic signal timing ($412,205).
Godfrey – Pearl Street, Isabel Street to Humbert Street, resurfacing and sidewalk improvements ($367,788).
Granite City – Fehling Road, State Street to Bradley Avenue, resurfacing and sidewalks improvements ($691,921).
Granite City – Johnson Road, Nameoki Road (Il. Rt. 203) to Terrace Lane, resurfacing with curb & gutter and sidewalk upgrades ($655,440).
HARTFORD – Delmar Avenue, Hawthorne Street. to Rand Street, resurfacing with pedestrian facility improvements ($715,800).
Highland – Broadway Street, Helvetia Drive to Iberg Road, resurfacing with sidewalk upgrades ($595,000).
Madison – Sixth Street, State Street to Madison Avenue, roadway reconstruction with pedestrian facility improvements ($755,798).
Maryville – Keebler Road — roundabout ($1,519,895)
Maryville — New Keebler Road, Il. Rt. 162 to Old Keebler Road, resurfacing and sidewalk improvement ($765,096).
Maryville – New Pleasant Ridge, quarter mile of roadway just south of West Main Street, roadway realignment and sidewalk reconstruction ($1,337,302).
Troy – East Clay Street, Hickory/Staunton Road to North Dewey Street, roadway reconstruction with bicycle facilities (10 foot shared use path) and pedestrian facility ($795,000).
Troy – New Spring Valley Road (Phase 2), reconstruction of roadway span extending 1,300 feet south of U.S. 40, with bicycle facilities (10 foot shared use path) and pedestrian facility ($970,000).
Wood River – Sixth Street, Il. Rt. 143 to Edwardsville Road, resurfacing and ADA improvements ($655,000).
Columbia – Ghent Road (Phase 1), Palmer Creek Bridge to Christina Court, Roadway reconstruction and sidewalks $745,000
St. Clair County
Belleville – Mascoutah Road, East Main Street to McClintock Avenue, resurfacing with curb and gutter upgrade, ($1,751,068).
Cahokia – Mousette Lane, Jerome Lane to Carol Street, roadway reconstruction with pedestrian facility ($805,000).
Caseyville – Morris Street (Phase 1), Second Street to North Main Street/Il. Rt. 157, roadway reconstruction, with curb & gutter and sidewalk improvements ($554,000).
East St. Louis – 25th/26th Street, Missouri Avenue to Lake Boulevard (Louisiana Blvd.), resurfacing with curb and gutter improvements ($677,000).
Fairview Heights – Market Place, (Phase 2), from 100 feet east of Commerce Drive to 200 feet west of the DSW/Kimco entrance, resurfacing with sidewalks improvements and four-foot bicycle lanes. ($604,000).
O’Fallon – Simmons Road (Phase 3), Porter Road to Lakeview Lane, road reconstruction and left-turn lanes and pedestrian facility ($742,000).
Sauget – Il. Rt. 3, at Monsanto Avenue, installation of dual left turn lanes off Rt. 3 to Monsanto plant entrance ($524,726).
Shiloh – Shiloh Station Road (Phase 6), 575 foot section of road just south of Timberline Court, roadway reconstruction with eight-foot bicycle shared use path ($596,400).
St. Clair County (unincorporated) – Sullivan Drive, just south of Frank Scott Parkway to just south of Longacre Road, resurfacing ($764,529).
— Metro-East eyes $21 million in road projects next year —