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pexels burst 544965PEORIA – Tazewell County is set to receive over $800,000 in funding for construction projects over the next three years, State Senator Dave Koehler (D-Peoria) announced today.

“Not only will this investment create jobs for hardworking individuals in the area for the next few years, but it will also ensure that we have reliable infrastructure in our community for years to come,” said Koehler.

The funds are being distributed as part of the 2019 Rebuild Illinois construction plan and will be distributed in six installments over the three-year period. Road and bridge improvements, new sidewalks and bike paths, and upgraded traffic signals are just a few of the changes that the county may see as a result of the funding.

Projects will be decided upon and managed at a local level, and overseen by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

“These funds couldn’t have come at a better time,” Koehler said. “With many of our local communities struggling to meet the rising costs of the COVID-19 pandemic, this additional money from the state will allow Tazewell County to help communities undergo projects that will yield benefits for years to come.”

The funding is part of the second of three grant cycles included in the Rebuild Illinois plan.