According to the Associated Press, as part of the Illinois Jobs Now! capital program, the Centralia Airport will be receiving more than $300,000 for hangar and parking lot maintenance as well as repairs to the terminal building.
Governor Pat Quinn and Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider announced a $9 million investment that will create hundreds of construction jobs while improving 19 airports across the state.
Illinois’ state-local airport improvement program for fiscal year 2013 will rehabilitate aging infrastructure, improve accessibility for travelers and businesses and maximize economic development opportunities at Illinois airports.
The program is funded by $7.3 million from Governor Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! capital program and a local match of $1.6 million.