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Governor Quinn announces $5.2 Million for construction projects in Central Illinois
Includes Work in Logan County

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[June 14, 2014]  DECATUR – Governor Pat Quinn Thursday announced an investment of $5.2 million for construction projects in DeWitt, Jersey, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Morgan and Sangamon Counties. Funded by his Illinois Jobs Now! construction program, the projects are part of Governor Quinn’s commitment to creating jobs and driving Illinois’ economy forward.

“These projects will address critical infrastructure needs in central Illinois, improve safety and increase mobility,” Governor Quinn said. “The projects will also employ a number of construction workers, which benefits the local economy.”

The projects will be managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

DeWitt County

Bridges carrying U.S. Route 51 over a Long Point Creek tributary north of Wapella will be replaced for $708,629 by O’Neil Bros., a division of MACC of Illinois Inc. of Urbana, the lowest of three bidders.

Jersey County

Illinois Route 3 will be resurfaced for 3.61 miles from Illinois Route 109 to the Madison County line. Charles E. Mahoney Co. of Swansea will do the work for $1,107,036, the lower of two bids submitted.

Logan County

County Highway 2 will be improved from 1900 Street to the north city limits of Lincoln and the North Lincoln Parkway for $838,345 by Illinois Valley Paving, a division of United Contractors Midwest, Inc. of Springfield, the lower of two bidders. The work includes milling, resurfacing, shoulder construction and pavement markings.

Macon County

Franklin Street in Decatur will be improved from Wood to North Streets for $2,084,238 by Otto Baum Company Inc. of Morton, the lower of two bidders. The work includes sidewalks, curb and gutter, pavers, pedestrian and street lighting and landscaping.

Macoupin County

Harvest Road will be improved from Illinois Route 4 north of Hurricane Creek to Route 4 at Colbrook Road, including resurfacing and shoulder work. DeLaurent Construction Company Inc. of Wilsonville was the lower of two bidders at $226,076.

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Morgan County

Nine-tenths of a mile of Old U.S. Route 36 from the Scott County line eastward will receive cape seal treatment for $103,452 by SloMo Excavating, IIC of Bluffs, the lower of two bidders.

Sangamon County

Sidewalks will be replaced and crossings improved at various locations in Divernon for $183,195 by DMS Contracting Inc. of Mascoutah, the lowest of six bidders.

“I want to thank the Governor for this infrastructure investment in central Illinois," State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) said. "These projects will put hundreds of people to work in areas of high unemployment and make needed improvements to several roads, bridges and sidewalks after a particularly harsh winter."

The projects are part of Governor Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, which will support more than 439,000 jobs over six years. Illinois Jobs Now! is the largest construction program in Illinois history, and is one of the largest construction programs in the nation.


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