$1 billion for road/highway = nearly 13,000 jobs per year (direct & indirect), according to FHWA.
Transportation accounts for 11 million jobs, and transportation-related employment accounts for about 8.7 percent of civilian workers in the United States.
The IDOT multi-year program (MYP) is a strategic capital investment plan for the State of Illinois.
The FY 2013-18 MYP identifies a total of $9.2 billion of highway investments on state and local highways.
According to the ARRA, studies of transportation job creation all showed that on average road repair produced 16 percent more jobs per dollar.
Information provided by FHWA, TFIC, TRIP