Illinois: $1 Billion Grants Distributed for Local Infrastructure Projects

Illinois: $1 Billion Grants Distributed for Local Infrastructure Projects

Gov. Pritzker Announces $1 Billion in Rebuild Illinois Grants Distributed for Local Infrastructure Projects
Illinois Department of Transportation Announces Fourth Round of $250 Million Grant Installment

CHAMPAIGN, IL (STL.News) As summer construction season ramps up, Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today announced the fourth round of $250 million in Rebuild Illinois funded grants is available to advance municipal, township, and county projects across the state.  With the latest round of grants, $1 billion in funding has now been distributed to address local transportation needs.  The funding ensures that local governments can continue to invest in projects that sustain good-paying jobs and enhance quality of life for Illinois residents.

“In a sign that Illinois is overcoming years of dysfunction, we put together a bipartisan-backed Rebuild Illinois plan to build new roads and bridges and ports and airports and to fix existing ones.  It’s the largest infrastructure investment in Illinois’ history.  While other Midwestern states struggle to modernize, Illinois is passing them by.  Already, our Rebuild Illinois plan has improved over 3,000 miles of highways, completed over 180 bridges, and launched hundreds more projects,” said Governor JB Pritzker.  “But Rebuild Illinois isn’t just about building gleaming new state roads and bridges. 

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Author: Maryam Shah