MTD, in partnership with the City of Champaign, the City of Urbana, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois), secured a $15.7 million federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER VI) Grant to expand mobility choices and increase access to employers, education, healthcare, and other services along five core transit corridors in the University District. The $46.9 million Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) project represents a significant investment in public infrastructure that is bringing streets to a state of good repair and enhancing connections between the Cities’ downtowns and the Illinois campus.
The MCORE project is located in the heart of Campustown, which has required careful planning and sequencing of the proposed improvements. The MCORE team understands that minimizing disruption, to the fullest extent possible, is an important component of the design and has made significant efforts to do so. All Campustown businesses will remain open and reachable throughout the entire MCORE project.
MCORE construction began in 2017 and will continue until at least 2020. Those interested in following the project can stay informed via Facebook, Twitter, and email subscription.