Champaign leaders to announce $35 million transportation project

Community leaders intend to herald the launch of the MCORE (Multimodal Corridor Enhancement) Project at a press conference Tuesday at noon at Alma Mater Plaza on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.

According to the city of Champaign, the project will have an unprecedented positive impact on the area’s infrastructure, bringing streets into a state of good repair as well as facilitating connections between downtown hubs and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.

Partially funded by a $15.7 million Federal TIGER grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, MCORE is a joint collaboration between the city of Champaign, city of Urbana, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Champaign Urbana Mass Transit District. MCORE will expand mobility choices and increase user access to employers, education, health care and other services along five core transit corridors in the University District. The project’s total cost will be $35 million overall.

Alma Mater Plaza is located at the intersection of Green and Wright streets in Champaign. In the event of inclement weather, the news conference will be held in Ballroom C of the Illini Union, 1401 West Green St., Urbana.

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