GODFREY — State officials will make a stop in Godfrey on a tour that aims to steer the state’s infrastructure planning.
The meetings' goal is to present Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office with a package of recommendations for consideration this spring. Topics that will be addressed include improving deteriorating roads, bridges and transit systems; providing better access across multiple transportation modes and reinvesting in state facilities, such as schools and state parks.
In Madison County, the meeting will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at Lewis and Clark Community College in the Trimpe Building, 5800 Godfrey Road. Information on making reservations for the meeting is available here. The RiverBend Growth Association is the host organization.
“With a world-class system of roads, transit systems, airports and railroads, Illinois is rich in transportation infrastructure, but we are at a crossroads,” Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn said. “This asset makes us stand out, but it is beginning to deteriorate and in need of reinvestment.
“These meetings with the Capital Development Board are a listening tour to help us rebuild and craft a plan going forward that allows Illinois to continue to serve as the transportation hub of North America and build top-notch state facilities so we can grow our economy and improve our quality of life.”