Capitol Recap: Governor Announces $ 94 Million in Airport Subsidies | Government-and-politics
The project has been in the planning phase for several years and construction is expected to start in 2022.
Cairo Regional Airport, near the southern tip of the state, will receive $ 309,000 from the state, including $ 72,000 for snow removal equipment and $ 237,033 to replace airport lighting.
Tri-Township Airport in Carroll County will receive $ 171,000 to install new electric airfield security gates.
Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield will receive more than $ 3 million to rehabilitate public parking and roads at its northern airport.
Bolingbrook’s Clow International Airport will receive $ 2.8 million, including $ 67,500 to replace its rotating beacon, while more than $ 2.1 million will go towards the construction of a replacement parallel taxiway.
Southern Illinois Airport in Jackson County will see more than $ 1 million, including $ 252,000 for the relocation of Fox Farm Road and $ 751,000 for expanding the aircraft parking area to the south. is.
The Illinois Rebuild Plan is a multi-modal infrastructure package covering roads, bridges, waterways, air and rail transportation, as well as bicycle and walking paths.
The 2019 plan’s transportation projects are funded largely by a doubling of the fuel tax to 38 cents, a rate that now rises at the rate of inflation every year. The measure also increased several fees that motorists pay to the secretary of state, including registration fees.