road const 031121ROCKFORD – State Senator Steve Stadelman (D-Rockford) is announcing that Winnebago County will receive over $4.5 million in funding for local transportation projects through the Rebuild Illinois statewide construction program.

“This funding demonstrates the state’s continued commitment to local roads and bridges in the Rockford area,” Stadelman said. “When Rockford’s infrastructure improves, so does our local economy.”

Rebuild Illinois has allocated $1.5 billion in funding specifically for municipal- and county-level projects. Infrastructure investments improve safety, quality of life and the economy, which contributes to the revitalization of communities across the state.

“Through the Rebuild Illinois program, we’ve been able to address much needed improvements in the Rockford area. I’m proud to have been a part of this massive state investment,” Stadelman said.

Projects are selected and managed locally in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Transportation, including road and bridge improvements, traffic signal upgrades, new storm sewers and bike paths, sidewalk replacements and other long-term maintenance needs.

The city of Rockford and Winnebago County are set to receive over $1.6 million in funding each, with the remaining $1.3 million being distributed to other local cities and townships within Winnebago County.

A complete list of local agencies and awards can be viewed here.