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Illinois to spend less on highways and arterial streets

Spending on highways and arterial streets maintained by the state will decline about 20 percent overall in Illinois in the next six years under an austerity transportation plan released Monday.

Billed as “Transforming Transportation for Tomorrow,” the Quinn administration’s new highway-improvement program will offer far less money to repair roads and address increasing traffic congestion, officials said. Plans to expand the roadway system will also be further delayed, they added.

Read more on the Chicago Tribune.


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