Governor Quinn Announces $5.8 Million for
Construction Projects in Central Illinois
Includes work to I-55 at Broadwell
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[September 29, 2014]
LINCOLN - BLOOMINGTON – Governor Pat
Quinn has announced capital investments of more than $5.8
million for construction projects in Central Illinois. The
investments, funded by the Governor’s Illinois Jobs Now!
construction program, are part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create
jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
The announcement followss news that the Illinois unemployment
rate hit a six-year low in August when it fell to 6.7 percent. This
is the lowest rate since August 2008 and a continuation of an
uninterrupted drop in the state jobless rate that began in late
2013. The number of people employed in Illinois remains above six
million, continuing a 2014 trend that has seen more people working
in this state than at any time since early 2009.
“More people are
working in Illinois, and these infrastructure projects keep them
working while making travel safer and easier for the public,”
Governor Quinn said. “Illinois is well along the road to recovery,
and work on these roads in central Illinois will help maintain
infrastructure that keeps our economy moving.”
The projects will be managed by the Illinois Department of
Illinois Route 9 will receive 1.48 miles of milling and resurfacing
from Royal Pointe Drive to east of Towanda Barnes Road in
Bloomington for $2,091,933 by Rowe Construction of Bloomington.
Logan and Sangamon Counties
I-55 will receive resurfacing at three locations including the
Williamsville overhead southbound lanes, the Broadwell overhead
southbound lanes and the southbound and northbound lanes of the I-55
Business Loop for $719,309 by Illinois Valley Paving of Springfield.
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Stark and Peoria Counties
Illinois Route 91 will receive 4.64 miles of resurfacing from
Stark-Speer Road to Illinois Route 90 in Princeville for
$1,695,061 by R. A. Cullinan & Son of Tremont.
Stark, Peoria, Knox and Fulton Counties
Pavement markings will be replaced as needed in Stark, Peoria,
Knox and Fulton Counties for $1,379,270 by A.C. Pavement
Striping Co. of Elgin.
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.
[From the office of Illinois State
Governor Pat Quinn]