Local governments are getting $100 million to fill in potholes and make other post-winter road repairs. While townships, cities and counties can spend the money on other road projects, Gov. Pat Quinn guesses that the harsh winter has made patching potholes the top priority for most parts of the state.
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“I think what’s on the mind of motorists, whether you drive a truck or you drive your car, is obviously the challenge of potholes in every local community and on their streets,” Quinn said. Of the $100 million, $40 million will be divided among local governments Downstate. The other $60 million will go to Chicago and the suburbs.
Serving the areas of Alton, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Edwardsville, Jerseyville, Brighton, Bethalto, Grafton, Granite City, Hartford, Highland, Troy, Fairview Heights, Belleville and the surrounding cities.