connor 051821LOCKPORT – State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport) announced Tuesday that local governments in the 43rd Legislative District will be receiving nearly $16 million in the newest round of Rebuild Illinois grants.

“I am very pleased to see such a considerable investment being made in our district.” Connor said. “Having safe and reliable infrastructure not only makes a positive impact on our communities every day, but brings good jobs and boosts our local economy for years to come as well.”

The funding is being distributed in an effort to ensure that local governments have the necessary resources to repair and maintain infrastructure, as well as create jobs and boost the economy on a local level. Cities and municipalities may choose to use the grant for road and bridge improvements, traffic signal upgrades, new storm sewers and bike paths, sidewalk replacements and other long-term maintenance needs, with financial oversight from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

“When we invest in the roads we drive on and the bridges we cross, we invest in our communities, and I’m excited to see what these grants mean for the future of the 43rd District,” Connor said.

This funding comes as the fourth of six rounds of $1.5 billion in grants through the Rebuild Illinois program. Those interested can find a complete list of awards here.