Davis Announces $1M DOT Grant to Jerseyville
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) announced today that the City of Jerseyville in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) was awarded a $1,000,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. The funding comes from the Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration program. The AID Demonstration program provides funding for innovative construction techniques.
The funds will be used for the City of Jerseyville's Hollow Avenue Compacted Concrete Pavement Project. Hollow Avenue is one of the main roadways through the community handling heavy residential and school traffic.
"I applaud the City of Jerseyville for their innovative construction project along Hollow Avenue. As infrastructure demands grow it is important that the federal government support new and innovative methods to meet those needs. It is always great to have federal tax dollars coming back to our local towns and cities. As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I will continue to be an advocate for projects that benefit the communities I serve," said Davis.
"This is a more efficient way to get more road area cost wise. It has a lower cost of installation, faster construction, and is a high-strength pavement with a long-term wearing surface. It is critical to our residential and school bus traffic in our area. The only way it would've happened is with the federal funding. Congressman Davis works hard across the board and across the aisle to do what the overall good is for all the people that he represents," said City of Jerseyville Mayor William Russell.
Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration provides funding as an incentive for eligible entities to accelerate the implementation and adoption of innovation in highway transportation. The AID Demonstration program is one initiative under the multi-faceted Technology and Innovation Deployment Program (TIDP) approach providing funding and other resources to offset the risk of trying an innovation. Projects eligible for funding must pilot and demonstrate for the applicant proven innovative practices or technologies, which the applicant or subrecipient intends to implement and adopt as a significant improvement from the applicant’s or the subrecipient’s conventional practice.