MT. VERNON — Townships and municipalities in Jefferson County will receive $297,000 to help with critical road repairs due to the harsh winter.
The funds are from the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program, and have been released by Gov. Pat Quinn.
“The extreme and historic winter has left many roads in rough shape,” Quinn said. “This investment will help local communities repair the damage done by Mother Nature and improve the quality of life for residents and businesses.”
The projects are to be selected and managed locally, with the Illinois Department of Transportation providing oversight, according to information from Quinn’s office.
“The capital funding for local transportation projects shows our continued dedication to supporting local governments,” said IDOT Secretary Ann Schneider. “These local projects will improve the quality of life for residents, stimulate the economy and address immediate infrastructure needs.”
Townships in Jefferson County will receive $200,713; the municipalities will receive $96,289; and Jefferson County will receive $85,588:
n Bald Hill Township, $11,512;
n Blissville Township, $10,221;
n Casner Township, $11,766;
n Dodds Township, $10,934
n Elk Prairie Township, $5,845;
n Farrington Township, $14,413;
n Field Township, $13,549;
n Grand Prairie Township, $14,235;
n McClellan Township, $13,267;
n Moores Prairie Township, $13,749;
n Mt. Vernon Township, $14,664;
n Pendleton Township, $13,024;
n Rome Township, $14,357;
n Shiloh Township, $13,933;
n Spring Garden Township, $9,627; and
n Webber Township, $15,417.
Municipalities receiving funds are:
n Belle Rive, $1,611
n Bluford, $3,409
n Bonnie, $1,841;
n Dix, 2,145;
n Ina, $10,661;
n Mt. Vernon, $70,651;
n Nason, $1,016;
n Waltonville, $1,833; and
n Woodlawn, $3,122.