Quinn announces $8.8 million for construction projects
Sugar Creek bridge on Route 10
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[April 23, 2014]
Last week Gov. Pat Quinn announced an investment of $8.8 million for
construction projects in Logan, McLean and Peoria counties. Funded
by his Illinois Jobs Now! construction program, the projects are
part of the governor's commitment to creating jobs and driving
Illinois' economy forward.
"These projects will improve traffic flow and safety in central
Illinois, which benefits everyone," Quinn said. "The projects will
also employ a number of construction workers, which will drive local
The projects will be managed by the Illinois
Department of Transportation.
- Bridge and culvert structures in Logan County that carry
Illinois Route 10 over Sugar Creek, the creek's overflow channel
and a ditch will be replaced and repaired. Otto Baum Co. Inc.,
of Morton, was the lowest of six bidders at $3,739,466.
Illinois Route 54
will be improved for a distance of 7.89 miles in McLean County
with new 4-foot shoulders and rumble strips. The improvements
will be done from northeast of Interstate 74 to State Street in
Bellflower. Rowe Construction, a division of UCM Inc., of
Bloomington, was the lowest bidder at $2,384,618.
Two bridges in
Bloomington will be cleaned and painted for $915,979. One bridge
carries Business Route U.S. 51 southbound and South Center
Street over Mill Street and the Norfolk Southern railroad. The
other bridge carries U.S. Route 150 over I-74. The lowest of six
bidders was Three Star Painting Inc., of Merrillville, Ind.
The sanitary treatment system at the
Funks Grove Rest Area along I-55 will be repaired and renovated
for $465,464 by Otto Baum Co., the lower of two bidders.
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is being fabricated for replacement bridges that will carry
Adams Street and Jefferson Street over westbound I-74 in Peoria.
The contract for the structural steel was awarded to Industrial
Steel Construction Inc., of Hodgkins, whose $189,000 bid was the
lower of two submitted.
"Keeping bridges up-to-date is more than just routine
maintenance," said state Sen. Dave Koehler, D-Peoria. "It's an
important investment in public safety that protects drivers and
puts people to work."
"Through a strong partnership of state and local elected
officials, we have been able to make improvements to our
infrastructure to meet the needs of Peoria's residents and
businesses," said state Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria.
"These improvements to Adams and Jefferson Street bridges will
not only help create construction jobs, but also meet the needs
of our growing community."
regulatory and warning signs throughout Peoria County will be
replaced for $1,022,000 by Western Remac Inc., of Woodridge, the
lowest of five bidders.
The contract for landscape maintenance
along I-74 from Ellis Street to the Illinois River in Peoria was
awarded to Central Landscaping LP, of Princeville, the lowest of
three bidders at $137,882.
The projects are part of the $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now, which
will support more than 439,000 jobs over six years. It is the
largest construction program in Illinois history and one of the
largest in the nation.
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