Quinn Announces $100 Million in Transportation Funding

By WEEK Reporter

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June 23, 2011 Updated Jun 23, 2011 at 10:04 PM CDT

Governor Pat Quinn today released $100 million dollars in state transportation funds to Illinois counties and municipalities.

Quinn says those local communities will decide which projects will be selected and managed, with the Illinois Department of Transportation providing oversight.

The types of projects include street and bridge maintenance, new storm sewers and bike paths, sidewalk replacement and pothole repairs.

"Gotta get our economy going at full tilt, 100 percent," said Quinn. "And one of the best ways to do that is public works; investing in roads, bridges and making sure they're safe."

Locally, Peoria County will receive a total of $395,000 from today's allocation.

Tazewell County would receive $381,000, McLean County gets nearly $380,000, while Woodford County is slated to obtain $108,000.

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