Durbin Discusses Infrastructure With Mayor Of Murphysboro

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today met with Mayor of Murphysboro, Illinois, Will Stephens to discuss the Southwest Connector project.  The proposed project would establish a 60-mile, four-lane rural expressway providing access from Southern Illinois to St. Louis.

“Our government is at its best when local, state, and federal representatives work together on behalf of constituents.  Today, I had a productive meeting with Mayor Will Stephens from Murphysboro about how we can improve the roadways in Southern Illinois,” Durbin said. “Mayor Stephens and I will continue this conversation over the coming months to ensure that Illinoisans can easily traverse Southern Illinois.” 

A photo of the meeting is available here.