ILLINOIS HIGHWAY NEEDS AND FISCAL STUDY

THE NEEDS ARE DETAILED FOR A COMPLETE MODERNIZATION OF STATE AND LOCAL ROAD SYSTEMS TO MEET TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS DURING 1966-1985. BY 1985 THERE WILL BE ALMOST 130,000 MILES OF HIGHWAYS AND STREETS IN ILLINOIS. A TOTAL OF ABOUT $15,700,000,000 WILL BE REQUIRED TO MEET IDENTIFIED CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAYS. TO COMPLETE THE INITIAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE INTERSTATE SYSTEM WILL REQUIRE $1,552,000,000. OF THIS AMOUNT, THE STATE WILL CONTRIBUTE 10%. TOTAL NEEDS FOR CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, AND ADMINISTRATION ON THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM WILL AVERAGE $667,519,000 FOR A 20-YEAR PERIOD. COUNTY HIGHWAYS WILL AVERAGE $166,973,400 ANNUALLY. TOWNSHIP ROADS NEEDS WILL AVERAGE $107,494,500 AND MUNICIPAL STREETS WILL AVERAGE $269,443,300. ADDITIONAL HIGHWAY REVENUES WILL BE NEEDED TO MEET THESE COSTS AND COULD COME FROM INCREASES OF 3 CENTS IN THE MOTOR FUEL TAX, ONE CENT IN THE DIESEL FUEL TAX, A $20.00 REGISTRATION FEE FOR PASSENGER CARS, $3.00 ANNUAL INCREASE IN OPERATORS' LICENSES, INCREASES IN TRUCK REGISTRATION FEES OF UP TO 50% FOR VEHICLES WEIGHING UP TO 24,000 POUNDS, 10% FOR VEHICLES OF 24,001 TO 36,000 POUNDS, AND 30% FOR VEHICLES OVER 36,000 POUNDS, AND LOCAL WHEEL TAXES OF 10%. OTHER REVENUE MEASURES COULD COME FROM FEDERAL PROGRAMS, EXTENSIONS OF THE FREEWAY PROGRAM, ADDITIONAL TOLL ROADS, TRANSFER OF NONHIGHWAY POLICE FUNCTION COSTS, AND INCREASES IN AD VALOREM TAX RATES. THESE INCREASES WILL STILL LEAVE A DEFICIT OF $112,400,000 ANNUALLY, WHICH CAN BE MADE UP FROM AUXILIARY SOURCES SUCH AS CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE GENERAL FUND, SALES TAX ON MOTOR VEHICLES, AND BOND FINANCING.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Final Rept, PP 1-206, 43 FIG, 97 TAB, 5 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Smith, Wilbur & Associates

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  • Publication Date: 1967-10

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  • Accession Number: 00200208
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Jul 15 1994 12:00AM