Durbin, Duckworth Announce $4 Million For America's Central Port In Granite City

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced $4.1 million in federal funding to America's Central Port in Granite City, Illinois, one of the largest freight hubs in the Midwest. The funding, awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration, will support improvements to a berth and cargo transfer location at the port’s Granite City Harbor facility.


“America’s Central Port is integral to the Metro East economy and our nation’s freight transportation network,” Durbin said. “This federal funding will help reduce congestion along the Mississippi River and promote the economic competitiveness of the region. Senator Duckworth and I are proud to support this improvement project and will continue advocating for further investments in our state’s infrastructure.”


“Support for America’s Central Port means moving our state’s economy in the right direction and improving port infrastructure in the Metro East,” Duckworth said. “This project will enhance regional freight movement and increase freight resiliency, which is critically needed. I’m proud to join Senator Durbin in this announcement, and we’ll keep working together to improve infrastructure in every corner of our state.”