Underwood-Backed INVEST in America Act Passes the House; Includes $19.7 Million for 14th District Transportation and Infrastructure Projects
WASHINGTON— Today, legislation championed by Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14), the INVEST in America Act, passed the House of Representatives. The INVEST in America Act makes transformational investments in America’s highways, roads, bridges, transit, rail, and water infrastructure to create jobs, modernize our infrastructure and reduce carbon pollution. This legislation puts some of the key pieces of President Biden’s infrastructure vision into legislative text.
The INVEST in America Act also includes $19.7 million in direct federal funding secured by Underwood for projects in McHenry County, Kane County, Kendall County, Oswego, Batavia, DeKalb/Sycamore, Elgin, and Plainfield. Underwood successfully secured funding for each of the nine Member Designated Projects she submitted for consideration. Additional details on these projects are available below. All of the projects selected increase the safety, economic development, health, livability, and convenience of communities in northern Illinois.
“Infrastructure is more than just roads and bridges—it's an investment in families, businesses, our economy, and our future—and it’s an investment that pays off. But it’s crucial that as the federal government invests across the country they don’t leave places like the 14th District behind—which is why I’m fighting to deliver these critical resources for projects in our community. I was proud to go to bat for northern Illinoisans to help modernize our community’s transportation and infrastructure and ensure that we have the resources so families can thrive. I’ll continue to work with my colleagues to pass these priorities into law,” said Rep. Underwood.
In addition to directly funding Underwood’s projects, the INVEST in America Act includes $715 billion for the surface transportation reauthorization and water infrastructure bill. This includes:
- $51.25 billion for wastewater infrastructure
- $343 billion for roads, bridges, and safety
- $109 billion for transit
- $95 billion for passenger and freight rail
- $117 billion for drinking water infrastructure and assistance
A fact sheet on the INVEST in America Act can be found here.
Below is the list of projects for which Rep. Underwood successfully secured funding:
PROJECT NAME: Algonquin Road (Various Intersections) and Wilmot Road at Main Street Intersection Improvements
LOCATION: Algonquin Road (Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Algonquin) and intersection of Wilmot & Main in Spring Grove, Illinois
PROJECT SPONSOR: McHenry County Division of Transportation
AMOUNT SECURED: $2,400,000
PROJECT NAME: Bliss Rd/Fabyan from Fabyan to Bliss Rd
LOCATION: Fabyan Parkway at Main Street, Geneva, Illinois 60134
PROJECT SPONSOR: Kane County
AMOUNT SECURED: $7,000,000
PROJECT NAME: DeKalb Traffic Signal Upgrades
LOCATION: City of DeKalb, Illinois 60115
PROJECT SPONSOR: City of DeKalb
AMOUNT SECURED: $570,000
PROJECT NAME: Fox River Regional Trail: Hoover Forest Preserve-Fox River Bluffs Connecting Trail Segment
LOCATION: Kendall County Forest Preserve District, Hoover and Fox River Bluffs Forest Preserves; Yorkville, Illinois 60560
PROJECT SPONSOR: Kendall County Forest Preserve District
AMOUNT SECURED: $240,000
PROJECT NAME: Main Street Reconstruction from Randall Road to Van Nortwick Avenue
LOCATION: Main Street, Batavia, Illinois 60510
PROJECT SPONSOR: City of Batavia
AMOUNT SECURED: $600,000
PROJECT NAME: US Route 20 and Reinking Road Roundabout
LOCATION: Northwest Elgin, Illinois at the municipal boundary between the City of Elgin and the Village of Pingree Grove, at the intersection of US Route 20/Oak Street and Reinking Road.
PROJECT SPONSOR: City of Elgin
AMOUNT SECURED: $1,200,000
PROJECT NAME: Wolfs Crossing Road from US 34 Chicago Road to Eola Road – Douglas Road Intersection
LOCATION: Wolfs Crossing at Douglas Road, Oswego, Illinois 60543
PROJECT SPONSOR: Village of Oswego, Illinois
AMOUNT SECURED: $1,205,500
PROJECT NAME: Woodstock Railyard Relocation & Expansion
LOCATION: Lamb Road at UPRR, Woodstock, Illinois 60098
PROJECT SPONSOR: County of McHenry, Illinois
AMOUNT SECURED: $4,000,000
PROJECT NAME: 143rd St from IL 59 to IL 126
LOCATION: 143rd St in Plainfield, Illinois 60544
PROJECT SPONSOR: Village of Plainfield, Illinois
AMOUNT SECURED: $2,500,000
Additional information on Underwood-sponsored projects in the 14th District can be found here.