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CIty of Pekin Awarded $3 Million Infrastructure Grant

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Contact:         Mark Rothert, City Manager           Josie Esker, City Engineer 309-478-5371                                   309-478-5399             CIty of Pekin Awarded $3 Million Infrastructure Grant   Pekin, Illinois – The City of Pekin recently applied for federal funding through a Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) program from our area’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (TCRPC).  This morning, TCRPC awarded Pekin $3,000,000 to be applied to the third section of Court Street from 8 th Street to Stadium Drive, slated for construction in 2025. This funding will not affect the second section of the Court Street project, between Valle Vista and Stadium Drive, that is scheduled to begin in 2023. The Court Street revitalization project in total is estimated at $30 million and runs from downtown Pekin to Veterans Drive.  T