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
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
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
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.
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.
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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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.
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
[Text received; FROM THE OFFICE OF
GOVERNOR PAT QUINN]