Illinois Airports Get $ 94 Million In Modernization Under Capital Program


Illinois public airports will receive $ 94 million in upgrades for dozens of projects, including in Galesburg, Quad Cities and Bolingbrook, state officials said.

The money comes from the Rebuild Illinois capital construction program. Overall, there are 96 projects in the state for large and small airports in urban and rural communities. Local authorities will also contribute around $ 11.5 million.

Projects at Galesburg Municipal Airport include replacing two large underground fuel tanks, which is expected to cost $ 1 million. The other includes resurfacing the parking lot and driveway. In addition to the one-time state grant, the city will also pay around 10% of the cost.

Other grants include the Quad Cities International Airport, which will receive $ 3.3 million for the entrance road realignment and $ 2.3 million for the aircraft parking expansion. Clow Bolingbrook International Airport will receive $ 2.4 million for the taxiway replacement.

“Importantly, these dollars go first and foremost to projects that might otherwise not be eligible for all of the federal funding they need to complete,” Governor JB Pritzker said in a recent statement. . “We want our airports statewide to be the best in the country, and these airport subsidies are making a real difference.


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