Murphysboro is receiving a $100,000 grant that will be used to improve roads in the area.
The money comes from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
Murphysboro Mayor Will Stephens says in a press release that the money will be used to widen a section of 7th street from West Industrial Park Road to Future Lane. This is the first of three phases for the project officials are planning.
Stephens says the stretch from West Industrial Park Road to the 1200 block of North 7th Street will be expanded and the water mains will be upgraded starting in Spring 2014.