Number of urbanized area’s funded and completed projects

A total number of 79 different transportation projects were funded and completed in the urbanized area by the City of Champaign, the City of Urbana, and the State of Illinois in 2018.

These projects include:

The map belows shows the distribution of transportation projects completed in the urbanized area.

Funded and Completed Transportation Construction Projects

YearTotal Number of Projects
Total Project CostEconomic Impact (Estimated Induced Jobs)
201571 $7,839,389119
201681 $8,322,696114
201781 $82,858,278

1145
201879$47,717,604659
Data Source: City of Champaign, City of Urbana, and IDOT construction maps

Staff used Transportation Project & Tourism Economic and Fiscal Impact Model developed by East Central Illinois Economic Development District Retention & Relocation for an incomplete estimation of number of jobs induced by transportation projects founded and completed by the State and the Cities of Champaign and Urbana . The following assumptions were made in the model:

      • 90% construction materials was purchased in State
      • 75% construction materials was purchased in Champaign County
      • All materials were purchased during the first year of the project

This measure receives a positive rating because these investments in transportation infrastructure improvements have encouraged job growth in the urbanized area by improving regional connectivity and accessibility.

Transportation Construction Projects PM Summary

Goal Have a resilient economy by supporting existing and emerging local as well as global business development and job creation, fostering quality educational options for all income levels, continuing to invest in forward-looking infrastructure like fiber connectivity, establishing strong inter-regional transportation options like bullet trains, and promoting inter-municipal coordination that creates and maintains a high standard of living and quality of life for all.
Objective Increase job growth by 5% by 2020 through investments in transportation infrastructure improvements, technology improvements, education, and regional connectivity.
Performance Measure Number of Urbanized Area’s funded and completed projects
2016 Rating

A total number of 81 projects were funded and completed in the urbanized area by the City of Champaign, the City of Urbana, and the State of Illinois in 2016. This measure receives a positive rating as these investments in transportation infrastructure improvements encouraged job growth in the urbanized area by improving regional connectivity and accessibility.

2017 Rating

A total number of 81 projects were funded and completed in the urbanized area by the City of Champaign, the City of Urbana, and the State of Illinois in 2017. This measure receives a positive rating as these investments in transportation infrastructure improvements encouraged job growth in the urbanized area by improving regional connectivity and accessibility.

2018 Rating

A total number of 79 projects were funded and completed in the urbanized area by the City of Champaign, the City of Urbana, and the State of Illinois in 2018. The estimated number of jobs from transportation improvements has increased by 454 percent from 2015 to 2018. Positive rating.