Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s $41.5 billion ‘Rebuild Illinois’ capital improvements program allocates a total of some $254,469,000 for projects in Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair county communities, according to a detailed version of the plan released earlier this month.
In addition to a total $248,989,000 for 39 earmarked projects, the program authorizes up to a total of $5.48 million in grants for derelict building demolition or infrastructure projects to be designated over the next six years in 29 communities.
Communities for which earmarked projects have been approved are as follows:
- Alton — $592,000 for a Broadway Street expansion in Alton; $250,000 for capital improvements at Salu Park; $450,000 for playground equipment in Central Park in Wood River; $250,000 for improvements at Challenge Unlimited; $200,000 for a Morrison Avenue extension; $20,000 for the Alton Boys and Girls Club.
- Belleville — $300,000 for splash pad, $200,000 for the Bicentennial Park spillway reconstruction; $200,000 for a bike trail on the city’s west, $100,000 for environmental remediation of an abandoned greenhouse, $80,000 for a walking trail in Bicentennial Park.
- Bethalto — $250,000 for museum; $90,000 for improvements at the Boys and Girls Club
- Caseyville — $575,000 for infrastructure improvements on Hollywood Heights and Hill roads.
- Edwardsville — $105.3 million for a health-sciences building and other improvements at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), $24 million for other capital improvements at SIUE, and $200,000 for capital improvements at the YMCA building.
- East St. Louis — $2 million for demolition of derelict buildings and abandoned properties, with another $1 million allocated to the East Side Health District capital improvements to a clinic and an urban farming facility.
- Fairview Heights — $1.23 million for the Pleasant Ridge Road project.
- Hartford — $150,000 for improvements at the Lewis and Clark Museum.
- Glen Carbon — $88,000 for license plate recognition cameras and other capital improvements.
- Godfrey — $37.5 million for renovation and repairs in main complex on the Lewis and Clark Community College campus, with another $200,000 for renovations to Erickson Hall.
- Granite City — $1.4 million for lift station repairs, $100,000 for emergency warning sirens, $76,000 for community care center improvements.
- Maryville— $700,000 for sanitary sewer extension along Illinois Routes 159 and 162.
- Scott Air Force Base — $96 million for an expansion of MetroLink to MidAmerica Airport.
- O’Fallon — $1.6 million for capital improvements at the intersection of Hartman Lane and Central Park.
- South Roxana South Roxana — $300,000 for electronic water meter purchases, $250,000 for waterline extension.
- Pontoon Beach — $150,000 for accessibility improvements on South Lake Drive.
- Swansea — $750,000 for improvements in Clinton Hills Conservation Park; $100,000 for police department renovation, and $40,000 for an emergency transport vehicle for the Metro Bike Link trail.
- Wood River— $450,000 for playground equipment in Central Park.
Grant funding, up to specified maximums, will be made available through the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for infrastructure improvements or abandoned building demolition as follows:
- Alorton – $150,000
- Belleville – $500,000
- Brooklyn – $100,000
- Cahokia – $625,000
- Caseyville – $50,000
- Centreville – $200,000
- Columbia – $325,000
- Dupo – $225,000
- East St. Louis – $500,000
- Fairview Heights – $200,000
- Freeburg – $25,000
- Fairmont – $100,000
- Granite City – $200,000
- Lebanon – $100,000
- Madison – $200,000
- Marissa – $225,000
- Mascoutah – $25,000
- Millstadt – $100,000
- O’Fallon – $25,000
- Red Bud – $325,000
- Sauget – $225,000
- Shiloh – $100,000
- Swansea – $50,000
- Venice – $100,000
- Washington Park – $200,000
- Waterloo – $325,000
Earmarked grant funds of up to $250,00 are set aside for the Pop Myles facility in East St. Louis. At least some projects are expected to begin over the next twelve months.