Federal, state and local officials joined project representatives and members of the public Oct. 12 for a groundbreaking ceremony for a new transportation center in downtown Springfield, Illinois.
Tentatively called “The Hub,” the center is a major part of the Springfield Rail Improvements Project, and Hanson is providing design engineering and project management for this $86 million investment. The center will connect to an Amtrak station and include a parking garage, a “county square” space, an upgraded Springfield Mass Transit District bus transfer center, a pedestrian bridge over the tracks and gathering areas. An exhibit about the 1908 Springfield Race Riots will be on the second level.
After dirt was tossed at the ceremony, everyone was invited to sign a steel beam that will be used in the facility’s construction.