Rebuild IL Announcement2CHAMPAIGN – To address local transportation needs and ensure local governments can continue to invest in infrastructure projects, State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) joined Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Tuesday to announce $250 million in grants through the Rebuild Illinois program.

“This significant investment in new and improved infrastructure will allow our residents to travel safely and draw visitors to our area, allowing our whole community to move forward from the pandemic,” Bennett said. “Continued commitment to our state’s transportation and infrastructure system is critical to jump-starting the economy and putting us back on track.”

Passed in 2019, Rebuild Illinois is investing $33.2 billion into the state’s aging transportation system, creating jobs and promoting economic growth. The landmark capital program is not only the largest capital program in state history, but also the first one that touches all modes of transportation: roads and bridges, transit, waterways, freight and passenger rail, aviation, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

“At IDOT, there is no such thing as a federal road, a state road, a county road or a township road. They are all Illinois roads that the public depends on each day,” said Acting Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “Because of the vision of Gov. Pritzker, Rebuild Illinois is making historic investments in our local transportation system. Working together with our partners, we are strengthening all modes of transportation across all jurisdictions.”

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 IDOT.

A complete list of local agencies and awards can be viewed here.

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