(605 ILCS 5/7-203.1) (from Ch. 121, par. 7-203.1)
    Sec. 7-203.1. The corporate authorities of the municipality may adopt ordinances or resolutions outlining a motor fuel tax highway program for the ensuing year which shall include all proposed uses of motor fuel tax funds by the municipality for the purposes permitted in Section 7-202, in a format established by the Department in cooperation with the municipalities.
    The program shall be submitted by the municipality to the Department. The uses of motor fuel tax funds as listed in the program are subject to the approval of the Department. The program may be amended from time to time by the corporate authorities of the municipality by ordinance or resolution which shall be submitted to the Department.
    The municipality, with the approval of the Department, may do the work itself through its officers, agents, and employees. No advertisement to receive construction contract bids shall be made until surveys, plans, and estimates have been approved by the Department except as provided in Section 7-203.2.
    Whenever the corporate authorities of a municipality determine that any construction consisting of paving, repaving, altering, opening, widening or otherwise improving any such streets or State highways shall be performed and that a portion of the cost thereof shall be raised by the assessment of property specially benefited, the construction shall be performed pursuant to Division 2 of Article 9 of the Illinois Municipal Code, as now or hereafter amended. However, as between 2 State highway projects or between 2 municipal street projects or between any other 2 projects of the same designation, so far as practicable, priority in the allocation of motor fuel tax funds received from the State shall be given the project for which a portion of the cost is to be raised by assessment of property specially benefited.
(Source: P.A. 77-1371.)