Pritzker administration announces
$250 Million in infrastructure grants
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[July 31, 2020]
JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation today
announced the second of six $250 million grants to counties,
municipalities and townships to address local transportation needs.
Made possible thanks to the bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital
plan, the first infrastructure program in Illinois in nearly a
decade and the largest in state history, the funding ensures
continued investment in Illinois’ transportation systems and helps
maintain safe and reliable infrastructure at the local level.
“For too long, Illinois has relied on legacy infrastructure
investments without tending to them properly to maintain our status
as a transportation hub for the nation. Rather than build on our
storied history and strong foundation, our critical infrastructure
has been allowed to deteriorate,” said Gov. Pritzker. “Thanks to
dedicated funding in the bipartisan Rebuild Illinois plan, we’re
investing in our roads and bridges and cementing our leadership
position as a global transportation powerhouse.”
Today's announcement is part of $1.5 billion being distributed over
three years to advance municipal, township and county projects
statewide. Eligible projects include road and bridge improvements,
traffic signal upgrades, new storm sewers and bike paths, sidewalk
replacement and other long-term maintenance needs. Projects will be
selected and managed locally with IDOT oversight.
A complete list of local agencies and awards can be viewed here.
(Logan County page 76)
Logan County - $177,404.01
17 townships - $450,641.16
10 municipalities - $220,602.44
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“In Illinois, we don’t have just state or local roads and bridges,
but one system of transportation that stretches across all modes and
involves multiple partners working together,” said Acting
Transportation Secretary Omer Osman said. “This funding through
Rebuild Illinois means our cities, neighborhoods and rural areas
have the resources they need during this uncertain time, but also
enhances quality of life, encourages additional investment and
improves safety for years to come.”
The local component of the Rebuild Illinois grant program is
distributed via the state motor fuel tax formula, which resulted in
in an additional $860 million for counties, municipalities and
townships in the past fiscal year alone.
Passed in 2019, Gov. Pritzker’s historic and bipartisan Rebuild
Illinois is investing a total $33.2 billion into the state’s aging
transportation system, creating jobs and promoting economic growth.
Rebuild Illinois is not only the largest capital program in state
history, but also the first one that touches all modes of Illinois
transportation: roads and bridges, transit, waterways, freight and
passenger rail, aviation, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.
As part of the recently announced FY2021-26 Proposed Highway
Improvement Program, IDOT is investing a total of $21.3 billion to
improve roads and bridges over the next six years, the second
multiyear plan that captures the impact of Rebuild Illinois. Of
that, $4.7 billion will be dedicated to local transportation
[Illinois Office of Communication and