Elmwood to receive $1.7 million in funding for downtown streetscape

By WEEK Reporter

January 30, 2013 Updated Jan 30, 2013 at 11:21 PM CDT

CHICAGO -- Governor Pat Quinn announced a nearly $50 million investment in transportation projects throughout Illinois on Wednesday, including over $1.7 million for Elmwood in funding for their downtown streetscape.

A release from the Governor's office says that the latest round of funding through the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) will support more than 400 jobs through 54 projects, including bike paths, walking trails, historic preservation and streetscape beautification projects.

The ITEP is a federally-funded, competitive program that encourages transportation-related enhancement projects in a variety of categories.

The Illinois Department of Transportation received 328 applications requesting funding totaling nearly $327 million.

Beginning this year, IDOT will move this program to be awarded annually instead of every two years.

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