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.