Member Designated Project Requests

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure is formally accepting Member Designated Project requests from House Members for possible inclusion in this year’s surface transportation authorization legislation. Congressman Darin LaHood has recommended to the Committee that the following projects in Illinois 18th Congressional District be considered to receive funding through the Member Designated Project process.

Projects are listed in alphabetical order by the project sponsor below.

Project Name: Hamilton Road East West Connection
Project Location: Bloomington, Illinois
Project Sponsor: City of Bloomington
Requested Amount: $3.5 million
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Project Name: County Highway 7
Project Location:  Beardstown, Illinois
Project Sponsor: Cass County
Requested Amount:  $2.6 million
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Project Name: Connect Transit Electric Bus
Project Location:  Bloomington, Illinois
Project Sponsor: Connect Transit
Requested Amount:  $3.5 million
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Project Name: Candy Lane
Project Location:  Macomb, Illinois
Project Sponsor: City of Macomb
Requested Amount:  $3.5 million
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Project Name: Western Road
Project Location:  Henry, Illinois 
Project Sponsor: Marshall County
Requested Amount:  $4 million
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Project Name: West College Avenue
Project Location:  Normal, Illinois
Project Sponsor: Town of Normal
Requested Amount:  $2.5 million
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Project Name: Narrows Project (IL-29)
Project Location:  Peoria, Illinois
Project Sponsor: City of Peoria
Requested Amount:  $1.17 million
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Project Name: Pioneer Parkway
Project Location:  Peoria, Illinois
Project Sponsor: City of Peoria
Requested Amount:  $5 million
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Project Name: Sheridan Road 
Project Location:  Peoria, Illinois
Project Sponsor: County of Peoria
Requested Amount:  $8 million
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Project Name: Cameron Lane
Project Location:  Peoria, Illinois
Project Sponsor: County of Peoria
Requested Amount:  $4.4 million
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Project Name: Prospect Road Revitalization 
Project Location:  Peoria Heights, Illinois
Project Sponsor: Village of Peoria Heights
Requested Amount:  $6 million
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Project Name: Downtown Conversion
Project Location:  Quincy, Illinois
Project Sponsor: City of Quincy
Requested Amount:  $3.2 million
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Project Name: Highway 13
Project Location: Roanoke, Illinois
Project Sponsor: Woodford County
Requested Amount:  $5.5 million
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Project Name: Hardin Avenue Sidewalk
Project Location:  Jacksonville, Illinois
Project Sponsor: Village of South Jacksonville
Requested Amount:  $799,000
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Project Name: Highway 23
Project Location:  Metamora, Illinois
Project Sponsor: Woodford County
Requested Amount:  $1.12 million
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Project Name: Woodson Sidewalk
Project Location:  Woodson, Illinois
Project Sponsor: Village of Woodson
Requested Amount:  $237,000
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Community Project Funding Requests

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations is formally accepting Community Project Funding requests from House Members for possible inclusion in FY22 appropriations legislation. Each Member of Congress is allowed 10 total project submissions. Congressman Darin LaHood has recommended to the Committee that the following projects in Illinois’ 18th Congressional District be considered to receive funding through the Community Project Funding process.

Projects are listed in alphabetical order by the project sponsor below.

Project Name: Viaduct
Location of the Project: Chillicothe, Illinois
Project Sponsor: City of Chillicothe
Requested Amount: $5 million
Justification for use of funding: This project would create a safe viaduct structure that meets modern standards, improves transportation efficiency, expands modal access, and supports growth and development in the region
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Project Name: Research Greenhouse, NCAUR
Location of the Project: Peoria, Illinois
Project Sponsor: Greater Peoria Economic Development Council
Requested Amount: $4.5 million
Justification for use of funding: The construction of a Research Greenhouse will allow NCAUR to initiate novel research programs to develop and utilize crops that improve the climate resilience and sustainability of food and energy production, foster new economic opportunities for rural communities and biomanufacturing industries, and enhance the safety and security of the food supply.
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Project Name: Online Nursing Program  
Location of the Project: Jacksonville, Illinois
Project Sponsor: Illinois College
Requested Amount: $327,000
Justification for use of funding: IC is working with healthcare partners to rapidly expand Nursing education programs to meet regional needs. The creation and implementation of this online MSN program will further promote nursing workforce development by preparing graduates to be healthcare leaders and nurse-educators. This online program will be accessible in Illinois and across the U.S.
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Project Name: Lincoln Avenue Reconstruction
Location of the Project: Jacksonville, Illinois
Project Sponsor: City of Jacksonville
Requested Amount: $4.7 million
Justification for use of funding: The reconstruction of Lincoln Avenue would provide a safer corridor for pedestrian and vehicular traffic which carries almost 3,000 vehicles each day. Illinois College, with over 1,000 students and almost 200 employees, and Jacksonville Middle School, with over 600 6th through 8th grade students and over 60 employees, are both located within the proposed project limits; Lincoln Avenue serves as a gateway to these two institutions.
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Project Name: Family Medicine Residency Program
Location of the Project: Bloomington, Illinois
Project Sponsor: OSF St. Joseph Medical Center
Requested Amount: $700,000
Justification for use of funding: This Family Medicine Residency program will benefit our local communities through continued access to care and through economic development. The program will also address the Central Illinois shortage of primary care physicians.
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Project Name: Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Center
Location of the Project: Peoria, Illinois
Project Sponsor: UnityPoint Health – Central Illinois
Requested Amount: $6 million
Justification for use of funding: Building a new and larger child and adolescent behavioral health center will serve Illinois’ children, adolescents, and their families through increased bed capacity, increased flexibility to address acuity and diagnostic concerns, integration of inpatient and outpatient services, and coordination of physical and mental health services. 
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Project Name: Riverfront Master Plan
Location of the Project: Quincy, Illinois
Project Sponsor: City of Quincy
Requested Amount: $4.8 million
Justification for use of funding: The Riverfront Master Plan would transform the riverfront in Quincy, Illinois from a passive area used for walking, sight-seeing, and small gatherings to a dynamic community gathering place and a welcoming gateway to the community and the region as a whole.
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Project Name: Water System Improvements
Location of the Project: Rushville, Illinois
Project Sponsor: City of Rushville
Requested Amount: $1.7 million
Justification for use of funding: This project would upgrade and replace five drinking water tanks in and around Rushville providing portable water to residents, businesses, schools and rural residents and farmsteads. The City’s water system is also key to the growth of Culberston Memorial Hospital and Culberston Gardens senior living center.
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Project Name: MacArthur Extension
Location of the Project: Springfield, Illinois
Project Sponsor: Sangamon County
Requested Amount: $5 million
Justification for use of funding: This project would connect the already completed MacArthur Interchange on Interstate 72 near the southwest side of the City of Springfield with the soon to be constructed Woodside Road and Iron Bridge Road railroad grade separations approximately 1.2 miles southwest of the interchange - providing direct access from the MacArthur Boulevard commercial corridor to the south, connecting the City of Springfield, IL and the Village of Chatham, IL
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Project Name: Emergency Operations Center
Location of the Project: Macomb, Illinois
Project Sponsor: Western Illinois University
Requested Amount: $4.12 million
Justification for use of funding: The Western EOC project is a crucial investment in enhancing emergency management services throughout not only western, central and southern, Illinois and the surrounding region (the region) but also the midwestern United States through creation of a hardened, permanent, flexible, interoperable, fully capable, all hazards EOC strategically located at Western Illinois University (WIU) in McDonough County Illinois.
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