Quinn announces $4.4M for road projects in Logan, Macon and
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[April 13, 2013]
SPRINGFIELD -- On Thursday, Gov.
Pat Quinn announced a total of more than $4.4 million in capital
investments for road projects in Logan, Macon and Moultrie counties.
The work is part of the governor's Illinois Jobs Now capital
construction program to improve the state's infrastructure and is
part of his agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois' economy
"Transportation investments create needed construction jobs for
Illinois workers and lead to safer roads for all," Quinn said.
"These Illinois Jobs Now projects will help to ensure Illinois has a
strong, 21st-century infrastructure."
Work contracts were recently awarded following a competitive bidding
process and address critical infrastructure needs while creating
construction jobs. The Illinois Department of Transportation will
manage the projects, which include:
Cover and seal Old
U.S. Route 66 from six-tenths of a mile south of Elkhart in
Logan County to 8.8 miles north of the town. Illinois Valley
Paving of Springfield had the lowest bid out of four at
resurface six locations on various routes near Decatur in Macon
County. Illinois Valley Paving of Springfield was the sole
bidder for the project, with a bid of $347,656.
Route 48 between Brush College Road and Tanager Drive in
Decatur. Kinney Contractors Inc. of Raymond won the project with
a bid of $339,991. Three bids were submitted.
Place shoulders, rumble strips and
replace pipe culverts on Illinois Route 128 from Findlay Road to
the southern limits of Dalton City in Moultrie County. Illinois
Valley Paving of Springfield was the sole bidder on the project,
with a bid of $3,272,592.
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"Upgrading Illinois' outdated infrastructure and the construction
jobs that come from these upgrades will help propel our state
forward," said Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet. "During my recent 'jobs
tour' of the 51st District, crumbling infrastructure was a common
theme. I thank the governor for bringing this to the forefront."
Quinn's $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now is supporting more than
439,000 jobs over six years. It is the largest capital construction
program in Illinois history and one of the largest capital
construction programs in the nation.
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