Funding to Repair Aging Facilities Made Possible by Governor Pritzker's Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan
RIVER GROVE – The Illinois Capital Development Board today announced over $6 million has been released from the state towards the replacement of parking lots and roadways at Triton College, with local matching funds supporting a total investment of over $8 million. The funding will help address deferred maintenance projects on the Triton College campus that have been stalled due to a lack of investment by previous administrations. Made possible by Governor Pritzker's bipartisan capital plan, the first in nearly a decade, the renovation work will create good jobs and economic opportunities for residents in the surrounding community. CDB will oversee the project's renovation under the protocol for state-appropriated capital projects.
"It is the duty of elected officials to provide young people with the tools and resources they need to shape their future and achieve their dreams," said Governor JB Pritzker. "With funding from the Rebuild Illinois capital plan, Triton College will be able to complete long-needed maintenance work on the parking lots and roadways, providing students and staff alike with a safe place to park while on campus."
"I am thankful to the State of Illinois for funding the replacement of approximately 400,000 square feet of asphalt parking lots, roadways, and sewers," said CDB Executive Director Jim Underwood. "The Rebuild Illinois capital plan is essential to upgrading and improving facilities throughout the state."
"Triton College is pleased to have the support and investment of the State in our critical infrastructure," said Mary-Rita Moore, President of Triton College. "Renovating our parking lots and roadways will greatly enhance the College's ability to serve our students and staff in a safe manner, and positively impacts how our community views the campus."
The historic Rebuild Illinois capital plan passed with bipartisan super-majorities and will invest $45 billion in roads, bridges, railways, universities, early childhood centers, and state facilities like the new crime lab and veterans' homes, creating, and supporting an estimated 540,000 jobs over the life of the six-year plan and revitalizing local economies across the state.
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