Gov. Quinn announces $20 million for construction projects in
Includes work in
Christian, Logan, Montgomery and Sangamon counties
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[March 19, 2014]
SPRINGFIELD — Last week Gov. Pat
Quinn announced capital investments of more than $20 million for
construction projects in Christian, Logan, Montgomery and Sangamon
counties as part of his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction
program. The projects are part of Quinn's agenda to create jobs and
drive Illinois' economy forward.
"Our investments will make it safer and more convenient for motorists
traveling through central Illinois, plus protect our investment in
higher education," Quinn said. "The projects will also employ a
number of construction workers, which will drive the local economy
"This is a much-needed investment in central Illinois
infrastructure that will create good-paying jobs and lead to greater
transportation efficiency for area residents," said state Sen. Andy
Manar, D-Bunker Hill. "Investments in infrastructure drive growth,
spur job creation and lead to greater efficiency and productivity. I
want to thank Gov. Quinn for recognizing these needs."
The projects will be managed by the Illinois Department of
Transportation except where noted.
Interstate 72 will
receive major milling, resurfacing and bridge repair work from
just east of Interstate 55 to just east of Overpass Road east of
Springfield. R.A. Cullinan & Son, a division of United
Contractors Midwest Inc. of Tremont, was the lowest of three
bidders with a quote of $14,775,158.
Wabash Avenue in
Springfield from west of Robbins Road to MacArthur Boulevard, a
distance of 2.15 miles, will be resurfaced and receive new
medians, traffic signal improvements, sidewalk ramps and
pavement striping. P.H. Broughton & Sons Inc. of Springfield was
the lowest of three bidders at $3,579,414.
Five bridges along
Interstate 55 in Logan, Montgomery and Sangamon counties will be
cleaned and painted for $1,267,000 by Civil Coatings and
Construction Inc. of Valparaiso, Ind., the lowest of five
frontage roads in Montgomery County will receive surface
treatment for $187,098 by Litchfield Bituminous Corp. of
Hillsboro, the lowest of five bidders.
The exterior of SIU School of Medicine
Building 913 in Springfield will be upgraded for $165,000 by R.L.
Vollintine Construction Inc. of Springfield, the lowest of four
bidders. The work includes roof replacement; curb, driveway and
sidewalk repair; concrete repair; repainting; tuck-pointing; and
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The decks and
parapets of various bridges in Christian, Logan and Montgomery
counties will be sealed for $146,129 by All States Painting Inc.
of Alexander, the lowest of five bidders.
Mount Auburn Road in Christian County
from 8.5 miles south of the Sangamon County line to 3 miles
north of Taylorville will receive surface treatment. The lowest
of four bidders was Illinois Valley Paving, a division of United
Contractors Midwest of Springfield, with a quote of $139,913.
"There is no question central Illinois is in desperate need of
jobs and infrastructure improvements," said state Sen. Sam McCann,
R-Carlinville. "Construction projects like these are a step toward
bringing more jobs to the region while improving travel for
residents and visitors."
"Gov. Quinn's announcement of more than $20 million for area road
projects is certainly welcome news," said state Rep. Raymond Poe,
R-Springfield. "The announced improvements will go a long way
towards addressing needed upgrades to aging bridge infrastructure,
as well as provide additional safety measures for area drivers. I
commend the governor for releasing these funds."
The projects are part of the governor's $31 billion Illinois Jobs
Now, which will support more than 439,000 jobs over six years.
Illinois Jobs Now is the largest capital construction program in
Illinois history and one of the largest capital construction
programs in the nation.
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