CHICAGO – This past Tuesday, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced the fourth round of grants that are going out to local communities from the Rebuild Illinois Statewide Construction Program, and State Senator Robert Martwick (D-Chicago) is pleased that approximately $1.9 million in funding is coming to the community to help rebuild transportation infrastructure and get people back on track.
“This funding will help many people find jobs while maintaining the transportation they use to visit family, go to school, and travel to work,” Martwick said. “This funding is a building block in our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
A total of $1.5 billion spread out in six installments is being invested over three years to advance municipal, township and county projects across the state. Projects include road and bridge improvements, traffic signal upgrades, new storm sewers and bike paths, sidewalk replacements and other long-term maintenance needs, with financial oversight from the Illinois Department of Transportation.
A complete list of local agencies and awards can be viewed here.
“An investment in our communities’ infrastructure goes a long way,” Martwick said. “People rely on our roads and bridges every day, and we need to make sure they remain safe.”
As part of its current FY2021-26 Proposed Highway Improvement Program, IDOT is investing a total of $21.3 billion to improve roads, bridges, and local transportation.