pexels andrea piacquadio 3763878DES PLAINES – Cook and DuPage County communities will receive over $113 million in Rebuild Illinois funding to address local transportation needs, with more than $5.7 million allocated to townships and municipalities in the district State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) represents.

“Safe and modern infrastructure is critical to our community’s success,” Murphy said. “The Rebuild Illinois program will have a monumental impact on roads, sidewalks and bridges in our neighborhoods, making travel safer and easier for residents and visitors to the Northwest Suburbs.”

Communities across the 28th District have received funding in this round of Rebuild Illinois grants, including nearly $650,000 for the City of Des Plaines and over $815,000 for the Village of Schaumburg, to build and improve local infrastructure, expand all modes of transportation in the state, and foster economic development in the region.

Funds from the Rebuild Illinois program can be used for a wide range of projects, including road and bridge improvements, traffic signal upgrades, new storm sewers and bike paths, sidewalk replacements and other maintenance needs. All projects will be selected and managed locally with financial oversight by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Through the Rebuild Illinois program, a total of $1.5 billion will be invested in municipal, township and county projects across the state. The funds will be distributed in six installments over three years.

“Following the economic hardship of the last year, these funds will give our community a much-needed boost,” Murphy said. “With reliable infrastructure under our feet, businesses and residents alike will be able to build a stronger future for themselves and the community.”

A full list of Rebuild Illinois grantees is available here.