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State Roadwork Projects May Stop if Budget Impasse Continues

The Illinois Department of Transportation might not be able to continue roadwork projects because of Illinois' budget impasse.

The Illinois Department of Transportation might not be able to continue roadwork projects because of Illinois' budget impasse.

IDOT released this statement to Fox Illinois Thursday:

Due to the General Assembly’s refusal to pass a balanced budget, the Illinois Department of Transportation loses its ability to pay contractors starting July 1. While we are hopeful the situation is resolved before then, the department is notifying contractors that all construction work is to shut down on June 30. Contractors will be advised to secure work zones to ensure their safety during any potential shutdown. As always, the safety of the traveling public will be the top priority as the department works through this process.

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