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Quinn announces money for several local road projects

Gov. Pat Quinn today announced an investment of $12.1 million for construction projects in Bond, Clinton, Madison and St. Clair Counties.

The money is funded by his Illinois Jobs Now! construction program.

“These projects will address critical infrastructure needs in southwestern Illinois, improve safety and increase mobility,” he said in a statement. “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. They are:

Bond County

Interstate 70 from the BNSF Railroad to the Fayette County line will be improved for $8,531,694 by The Kilian Corporation of Mascoutah, the lower of two bidders. The 4.5 miles of work includes patching, resurfacing, tree removal, sign replacement and bridge deck and approach work.

Clinton County

A bridge carrying U.S. Route 50 over Shoal Creek east of Jamestown Road will be repaired for $536,139 by Plocher Construction Company Inc. of Highland, the lowest of five bidders. The work includes new deck seals, drain work, patching and sealing.

Madison County

Resurfacing on Illinois Route 3 from the Jersey County line to Pierce Lane in Godfrey, a distance of 4.5 miles, will be done for $1,958,447 by Charles E. Mahoney Co. of Swansea, the lower of two bidders.

Glen Carbon Road will be improved from Illinois Route 159 to the Glen Crossing Road and Meridian Road intersection for $392,800 by Christ Bros. Asphalt, Inc. of Lebanon, the lowest of three bidders. The 1.47 miles of work includes resurfacing and pavement markings.

A left turn lane will be installed on southbound Illinois Route 4 at U.S. Route 40 near Highland for $384,335 by Petroff Trucking Company Inc. of Collinsville, the lowest of six bidders.

St. Clair County

Shiloh Station Road in Shiloh will be improved on both sides of Johnson Road for $369,813 by Baxmeyer Construction Inc. of Waterloo, the lowest of six bidders. The work includes new pavement, wider lanes, curb and gutter, storm sewer, drainage, markings and signs.

“It is hard to overstate the importance of safe, quality roads. These projects are investments in our infrastructure and local construction industry,” state Sen. William Haine, D-Alton, said.

“Besides normal wear and tear, many of our roads took a severe beating last winter and are in desperate need of repair,” state Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, said. “These projects will help create construction jobs for area workers, make roads smoother for local drivers and commuters and make needed investments to our infrastructure that businesses need to remain competitive so they can create and retain jobs.”


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