Governor Bruce Rauner visited the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Headquarters on Tuesday. Rauner met with different employees to discuss their work on important projects and programs impacting the state of Illinois. Under the Governor’s leadership, IDOT is planning to invest more than $1.8 billion in the state’s highways and bridges in the fiscal year 16. All of these projects will be suspended unless the General Assembly passes the stopgap budget proposed by GOP leaders. Important projects and programs will be allowed to continue past June 30 without interruption. The stopgap funding solution, HB 6585/SB 3435, is funded and will keep the IDOT’s summer construction projects moving forward without any delay. The program will included needed improvements on the state system, the distribution of motor fuel taxes to local governments to pay for sidewalk repairs, pothole patching and and salt for winter plowing. One the projects also includes the Edinburg bypass in the Springfield area.