Governor Quinn announces multi-year, $12.62 billion construction program

By WEEK Reporter

Governor Quinn announces multi-year, $12.62 billion construction program

April 17, 2013 Updated Apr 17, 2013 at 3:09 PM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Governor Pat Quinn announced Wednesday a six-year, $12.62 billion construction program designed to improve roads and bridges throughout Illinois.

Governor Quinn says that the upcoming highway, public transit, rail and airport projects will address infrastructure needs while making major transportation improvements throughout the state.

“Illinois is the transportation hub of the nation, and this program will ensure we have the modern infrastructure needed to compete with the world,” Governor Quinn said.

There are multiple projects that will be done in the Galesburg, Bloomington-Normal and Peoria areas over the next six years.

The total allocations for the multi-year program are $9.53 billion for roads, $1.81 billion for public transportation, $1.121 billion for rail and $159 million for airports.