(605 ILCS 5/7-203) (from Ch. 121, par. 7-203)
    Sec. 7-203. The corporate authorities of the municipality shall from time to time pass ordinances or resolutions stating specifically the purpose or purposes for which motor fuel tax funds shall be used and such ordinances or resolutions shall be subject to the approval of the Department.
    In case motor fuel tax funds are to be used for construction, the ordinance or resolution shall specify the location, type or types, length and width of the proposed construction and the portion of the construction for which these funds are to be used, which portion, subject to the approval of the Department, may be part or all as the municipality may elect. Such construction shall be either with or without continuous grade separation, and of such type and not to exceed such width as is required, in the judgment of the municipality and the Department, to care for traffic and parking needs. When the ordinance or resolution has been approved by the Department, the municipality may cause surveys, plans, specifications and estimates of such construction to be made and submitted to the Department for approval.
    Whenever the corporate authorities or 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; provided that, 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.
    The municipality may advertise for bids and let contracts for all construction to the lowest responsible bidder; or, with the approval of the Department, may do the work itself through its officers, agents and employees. No contract shall be let without the approval of the Department, nor shall bids be advertised for until the surveys, plans, specifications and estimates have been approved by the Department. All work shall be performed in accordance with the approved ordinances or resolutions, plans, specifications, and contracts, as the case may be, and the Department shall inspect the work to such degree as may be necessary to insure compliance with this provision.
(Source: P.A. 77-1371.)