Bennett const 031221CHAMPAIGN – State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) is thrilled to announce that Champaign County is set to receive more than $960,000 in construction funding over the next three years. 

“This investment solidifies our state’s commitment to creating jobs and fostering growth during these extremely difficult economic times,” Bennett said. “These much-needed funds will be provided to Champaign County under the Rebuild Illinois program, giving our community the opportunity to invest in local priorities.”  

Rebuild Illinois, which Bennett helped pass in 2019, 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.

“Investments in our transportation infrastructure allow our community and our state to stay competitive,” Bennett said. “I’m extremely proud to have been part of this tremendous state investment.”

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

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