The City of Taylorville is receiving a grant of $1.5 Million to help redevelopment projects within the city. The improvements are part of a Fast Track program from the Illinois Department of Economic Opportunity. Senator Andy Manar says that this started during lats spring’s budget negotiations.
“The past few months have had devastating effects on communities that were already underserved. Through the FastTrack program, the State is not only bringing jobs to those communities, but we’re also prioritizing long overdue construction projects. I commend Governor (JB) Pritzker for his continued commitment to ensuring the vitality of the downstate economy during this difficult time.”
The project will be used to repair East Main Cross Street, Improve curbs, gutters, and ADA ramps, and rehabilitate utilities along East Main Cross Street from Walnut Street.
The FastTrack Program is putting over $39.5 million into new grants for 27 projects across the state. Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry says that he didn’t think Taylorville would get it and thanked the Governor.
Mayor Barry says that this should help to further develop that area of town.
Being able to continue to work to improve the roads has been a big task for the Mayor
The project will have to be put out for bid before it starts, but Mayor Barry is excited to get started on it as soon as the city can.