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Over $10 million in grants awarded to local transportation projects

by Howard Gulbrander
by Howard Gulbrander

6/10/2021 | 6:03 a.m.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS - Over $10 million in grant money has been awarded to various local transportation projects in Southern Illinois.

The grants were awarded to seven local projects, four of them in Williamson County alone, through the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program.

The local projects include...

Rides Mass Transit District - $2 million - Crab Orchard Greenway Transit Connection Project.

Marion CUSD #2 - $2 million - Crab Orchard Greenway Marion High School Connection Project

City of Carbondale - $2 million - Illinois Route 13 Biking Pathways

City of Herrin - $1.6 million - Pedestrian Safety Improvements

City of Marion - $1.5 million - Downtown Improvements

Jackson County, IL - $1.02 million - Saluki Greenway Expansion Project

City of West Frankfort - $685,000 - Downtown Streetscapes Project


“From safer pedestrian paths to new bike lanes and trail systems to beautification projects, the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program will deliver real value to nearly 100 communities across the state, with a special focus on equity," said Illinois Governor JB Pritzker.

Made possible by federal and state funds administered by IDOT, ITEP awards are focused on improving bike and pedestrian travel, as well as making other surface transportation improvements that promote alternative options for getting around your community. 

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