The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that $7 million has been awarded for 21 projects that upgrade roads to accommodate local truck traffic, leveraging a total investment of $36 million that will create jobs and boost economic activity in communities throughout the state. The funding is yet another example of IDOT under Gov. JB Pritzker making sure communities have the resources they need to attract business, manage growth and improve local quality of life. The grants are made possible through IDOT’s Truck Access Route Program, which allows counties, municipalities and townships to apply for assistance in upgrading roads to accommodate 80,000-pound trucks and become designated truck routes. A maximum of $900,000 can be awarded to projects that improve connections to other designated truck routes and businesses that generate truck traffic. Under Gov. Pritzker’s leadership, IDOT is investing in local infrastructure like never before through Rebuild Illinois. Last month, IDOT provided the third of six $250 million installments to local governments as part of the six-year, $33.2 billion capital program. 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.
Some local projects to receive funding in Southern Illinois Include,
County Highway 14 project in Franklin County
Thompsonville Road project, Williamson County
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