Program Name: Illinois Special Bridge Program
Organization: Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
Address: Holly Primm

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)

2300 S. Dirksen Parkway,

Springfield, IL 62764

Phone: 217-782-1662
Briefly Describe the Purpose of the Program
The Illinois Special Bridge Program (ISBP) provides funds for the rehabilitation or replacement of deficient bridges greater than 20 feet with a total estimated cost more than $1 million. The federal funds are from various fund sources in the current federal transportation bill, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
Year Program Established:
Eligibility Requirements or Restrictions
A County, Municipality, or Township may apply on a deficient structure that is greater than 20 feet.
Application Deadline: Annual call for projects in late summer/early fall
Application Guidelines: Annual application requirements are included in the Circular Letter announcement sent to Local Public Agencies and transportation partners.
Funding Cap Per Application or Fiscal Year Program Funding:
The program is $15 million statewide and is competitively selected.
How Must Funds Be Used: The funding is to be used by a County, Municipality, or Township on an eligible structure and must follow Federal Aid standards and policy according to the IDOT Bureau of Local Roads & Street Manual. The funding may cover up to 80% of eligible costs for the construction phase of a project.
Last Updated By: Date: 8-1-23