Area mayor hopeful state transit plan will bring jobs
MARION, Ill. — Wheels in motion: an area state puts forward a new plan for thousands of miles of roads and thousands of jobs to go with them.
"It's going to be great for our entire are and the people who live here," said Mayor Bob Butler of Marion, Illinois.
He's talking about the state's new $9.2 billion transportation improvement plan that will run through 2018.
Soon, cities like Marion and really the entire southern Illinois area will see the new roads and interchanges, even some bridges.
But the project does have a downside and it's not the congestion. Watch the video to find out more. If you're reading this on our mobile app, head to the videos section.