The city of Quincy, Ill., has been awarded $743,200 for improvements to the Quincy Regional Barge Dock. The award was included in $16.5 million in Rebuild Illinois capital grants announced September 21 by Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
The award will be used to elevate the barge dock above flood stage.
“The Quincy Regional Barge Dock is open for business all year-round, and I can’t think of a better investment for Western Illinois than helping it succeed,” said Illinois state Sen. Jil Tracy. “With this Rebuild Illinois investment in our port, the City of Quincy will be able to operate longer during flooding and create the multimodal infrastructure needed to succeed in the 21st century economy.”
The Quincy Regional Barge Dock is owned and operated by the City of Quincy and is available to serve the needs of business and industry in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa. The barge dock is located on the Mississippi River at Mile 326 in Lock & Dam Pool 21, and is the northern most pool open all winter. It has the capacity to load or unload two barges at one time. Businesses and industries using the facility contract with a private loader provided by the city.