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ROADS AND BRIDGES
(605 ILCS 5/) Illinois Highway Code.

605 ILCS 5/Art. 6 Div. 7

 
    (605 ILCS 5/Art. 6 Div. 7 heading)
DIVISION 7. USE OF MOTOR FUEL TAX FUNDS

605 ILCS 5/6-701

    (605 ILCS 5/6-701) (from Ch. 121, par. 6-701)
    Sec. 6-701. Motor fuel tax funds allocated for use in road districts shall be used for one or more of the purposes stated in Sections 6-701.1 through 6-701.9.
(Source: P.A. 80-691.)

605 ILCS 5/6-701.1

    (605 ILCS 5/6-701.1) (from Ch. 121, par. 6-701.1)
    Sec. 6-701.1.
    (a) The construction of any township or district road located within the road district.
    (b) The construction of grade separations and approaches thereto which avoid or replace grade crossings at intersections of township or district roads and railroad tracks.
    The highway commissioners of the several road districts, in cooperation with the county superintendent of highways of their respective counties, shall select the roads and grade separations to be constructed with motor fuel tax funds. In the selection of roads, preference shall be given to public school bus routes and rural free delivery mail routes. The county superintendent of highways, in cooperation with the respective highway commissioners, shall prepare, or cause to be prepared maps showing the roads and grade separations selected and shall prepare the necessary plans, specifications and estimates of cost of such construction, all of which shall be submitted to the Department for approval. The type of construction selected shall be adequate for present or reasonably anticipated traffic needs as determined by the county superintendent of highways and the respective highway commissioners and approved by the Department.
    The construction provided for in this Section may be done by contract or day labor with county or road district equipment and forces as the county superintendent of highways and the respective highway commissioners may determine. Contracts shall be advertised for and let by the county board to the lowest responsible bidder subject to the approval of the highway commissioner and such contracts also shall be subject to approval by the Department. The construction work shall be carried on under the immediate supervision of the highway commissioner and under the general supervision of the county superintendent of highways and all work upon such projects shall be subject to approval by the Department.
    In any county in which a county unit road district has been created the county superintendent of highways for such county shall perform all of the functions of a highway commissioner under this Section with respect to the district roads in such county.
(Source: P.A. 77-1628.)

605 ILCS 5/6-701.2

    (605 ILCS 5/6-701.2) (from Ch. 121, par. 6-701.2)
    Sec. 6-701.2.
    Maintenance of any township or district road as defined in Section 2-103 or any grade separation constructed as provided in Section 6-701.1, subject to the approval of the county superintendent of highways and the Department.
    Maintenance work may be done with county or road district equipment or forces as the county superintendent of highways and the respective highway commissioners may determine. If any road or grade separation constructed in any road district as provided in this Section is not maintained in a manner satisfactory to the Department and the county, no further funds shall be expended in such road district until such road or grade separation is so maintained or provision for such maintenance is made.
(Source: P.A. 78-819.)

605 ILCS 5/6-701.3

    (605 ILCS 5/6-701.3) (from Ch. 121, par. 6-701.3)
    Sec. 6-701.3. Payment of administration and engineering costs which the county superintendent of highways may incur, with the approval of the county board, to carry out his duties under the provisions of Sections 6-701.1, 6-701.2 or 6-701.4 of this Code. The administration and engineering services may be paid out of any funds available in the county treasury, but not including motor fuel tax funds advanced to the county under the provisions of Sections 5-701.1 to 5-701.7, inclusive, of this Code, and reimbursement shall be made either (1) on an actual cost basis of such administration and engineering services, or (2) on a fixed per cent of the construction or maintenance costs, such procedure and actual cost basis or per cent to be subject to approval by the Department.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1189.)

605 ILCS 5/6-701.4

    (605 ILCS 5/6-701.4) (from Ch. 121, par. 6-701.4)
    Sec. 6-701.4. With the approval of the Department, the payment of any indebtedness hereafter incurred in the construction of any road or grade separation selected under the provisions of Section 6-701.1 as a road or grade separation to be constructed under Section 6-701.1 and the payment of engineering costs incurred in connection therewith; but if the road district desires to use motor fuel tax funds for this purpose it shall follow the same procedure in expending moneys secured in the creation of the indebtedness as if the construction was to be paid for directly with motor fuel tax funds under the provisions of Section 6-701.1.
(Source: P.A. 77-1628.)

605 ILCS 5/6-701.5

    (605 ILCS 5/6-701.5) (from Ch. 121, par. 6-701.5)
    Sec. 6-701.5. Any township may also turn over a portion of the money allotted to it to a local Mass Transit District if the township is a participating municipality in such District pursuant to the "Local Mass Transit District Act" enacted by the Seventy-first General Assembly.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1801.)

605 ILCS 5/6-701.6

    (605 ILCS 5/6-701.6) (from Ch. 121, par. 6-701.6)
    Sec. 6-701.6.
    With the approval of the Department of Transportation, the payment of the principal and interest on bonds issued for construction or improvement of township or district roads or grade separations located within the road district. If the road district desires to use motor fuel tax funds for this purpose it shall follow the same procedure in expending moneys secured in the creation of the indebtedness as if the construction or improvement was to be paid for directly with motor fuel tax funds under the provisions of Section 6-701.1 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 78-255.)

605 ILCS 5/6-701.7

    (605 ILCS 5/6-701.7) (from Ch. 121, par. 6-701.7)
    Sec. 6-701.7.
    The placement, erection and maintenance of signs or surface markings or both to indicate officially designated bicycle routes along township or district roads.
(Source: P.A. 77-734.)

605 ILCS 5/6-701.8

    (605 ILCS 5/6-701.8) (from Ch. 121, par. 6-701.8)
    Sec. 6-701.8. The formula allocation for township and road districts for the distribution of motor fuel tax funds, provided for in Section 8 in the "Motor Fuel Tax Law", may be used by the highway commissioner, subject to the conditions set out in Sections 6-301, 6-701.1 and 6-701.2 as respects the methods, equipment and materials appropriate for such maintenance or improvement, and, in township counties, with the approval of the board of town trustees, for the maintenance or improvement of nondedicated subdivision roads established prior to July 23, 1959. Any such road improved becomes, by operation of law, a part of the township and district road system providing such road meets standards as established by the county. In township counties, the board of town trustees shall condition its approval, as required by this Section, upon proportional matching contributions, whether in cash, kind, services or otherwise, by property owners in the subdivision where such a road is situated. No more than the amount of the increase in allocation attributable to this amendatory Act of 1979 and any subsequent amendatory Act plus 50% of such funds otherwise allocated under the formula as provided in Section 8 in the "Motor Fuel Tax Law" and subsequently approved as provided in this Section, may be expended on eligible nondedicated subdivision roads. Funds may also be derived from other road district sources, not to exceed the amount that would be allocated under the motor fuel tax fund formula.
(Source: P.A. 99-171, eff. 1-1-16.)

605 ILCS 5/6-701.9

    (605 ILCS 5/6-701.9) (from Ch. 121, par. 6-701.9)
    Sec. 6-701.9. The township's share of any project constructed under Section 3-104.3 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 80-691.)

605 ILCS 5/6-702

    (605 ILCS 5/6-702) (from Ch. 121, par. 6-702)
    Sec. 6-702. Payment of money to each county by the Department of Transportation for the purposes stated in Sections 6-701.1 through 6-701.8, shall be made as soon as possible after the allotment is made. Such money shall be utilized by the county in accordance with the needs of the county in a manner satisfactory to the Department.
    However, if any county, after having been given reasonable notice by the Department, fails to expend motor fuel tax funds in a manner satisfactory to the Department, no further payment of motor fuel tax funds shall be made to such county for construction or maintenance purposes until it corrects its unsatisfactory use of motor fuel tax funds.
(Source: P.A. 78-1252; 78-1274.)