The Kane County Executive Committee came out in favor Wednesday of distributing federal Prairie Parkway funds for improvement projects on Route 47 in the southwest corner of the county.

The Prairie Parkway, and its $51 million in funds died last year when it could not garner approval from federal agencies. IDOT has since said that it intends to keep the funds local.

“The focus now is in redirecting those funds to improvement projects along Route 47,” committee member Drew Frasz (R-Elburn) said.

The committee passed a resolution on Wednesday in support of that funding being used for a full interchange at Route 47 and I-88, and a road-widening project from Cross Street in Sugar Grove to Kennedy Road in Yorkville.

Sugar Grove already has made an official request for $8 million in funding to complete the I-88 interchange, and should be notified sometime this month on whether it will receive the funds.

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