Rep. Cavaletto Confirms IDOT Projects for U.S. Highway 50 and U.S. Highway 51

State Representative John Cavaletto (R-Salem), who serves on the Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committees, announced that the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has confirmed two projects to help improve local roads.

The first project is a section of road along U.S. Highway 50 from Metcalf Road in Iuka to the Clay County Line. That project was awarded to Howell Paving in Salem and is scheduled to be improved this construction season.

The second project is along U.S. Highway 51 between Patoka and Sandoval, from south of Britt Road to just north of U.S. Route 50. This projected is included in the IDOT Multi-Year Program and anticipated to under construction by the summer of 2017.

“I am very pleased that my constant inquiries into the status of these projects has resulted in IDOT finally confirming the roads in these two areas are actually on the list to begin in the near future,” said Rep. Cavaletto. “Now we can focus on the next list of priorities for roads, bridges and railroad safety projects for our area,” he added.