pavement 072320DANVILLE – In an effort to foster economic growth in underserved and distressed areas, State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) is pleased to announce Danville will receive a grant through the Fast Track Public Infrastructure Capital program.

“As we continue to face economic challenges, this funding will help meet some of our most critical infrastructure needs in Danville,” Bennett said. “I appreciate the state’s commitment to carry out much-needed infrastructure upgrades on our local roads.”

The Fast Track program was created by the state to provide emergency assistance for businesses and communities facing economic hardship during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Currently, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has launched more than $300 million in emergency relief programs, with most of the funding available for businesses.

The city of Danville was awarded $1.25 million for the realignment of the Jackson and Voorhees Street intersections. To be considered for funding, applicants were required to prove projects were located in an underserved area, promoted economic development for diverse business and could start within 90 days after being awarded.

The Fast Track program is made possible through the Illinois statewide construction plan, known as Rebuild Illinois. For a list of cities that have been awarded Fast Track grants, click here.

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