033022CM0364MANHATTAN – The village of Manhattan will soon see $725,000 in improvements on South Park Street thanks to State Senator Patrick Joyce’s support of the state’s major multi-year infrastructure plan.

“Investing in these crucial improvements now will make the lives of our residents and visitors easier for years to come,” said Joyce (D-Essex). “This is another boost to our recovering economy as we move forward from the worst of the pandemic.”

A total of $725,000 has been allocated through the next disbursement of Rebuild Illinois program funding to improve and reconstruct South Park Street from 1st Street to North Street. This project in the district Joyce represents is one of 34 projects announced Tuesday totaling $50.7 million. 

The Joyce-backed multi-year infrastructure plan – Rebuild Illinois – brings forth a total of $1.5 billion spread out in six installments to be 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.

“Investment in our communities’ infrastructure goes a long way,” said Joyce. “I’m proud to support the Rebuild Illinois program, as it represents the state’s commitment to restoring our aging infrastructure.”

A full list of projects funded by the Rebuild Illinois plan can be found by visiting the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s website.