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Shawneetown Regional Port Revitalization Project Moving Forward with $10 Million Grant

The Shawneetown Port is getting a massive cash boost through the US government.  Announced Friday, The Shawneetown Regional Port Revitalization Project is the recipient of a $10.12 million dollar grant.  The project includes the design and construction of a roughly 1.25 mile access road and the development of a Master Plan to comprehensively prepare for future port expansion and operations.  To date, investment in the project now stands at just under $27 million.  That includes $11.2 million from IDOT for the fertilizer project, $1 million through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, $190,000 from the Delta Regional Authority, $400,000 from the IDOT Freight Forward Program for engineering and design of the road, the new grant announced today, and a $4 million private investment from SGI River Terminal.

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