$36 million in roadwork set for St. Clair County
BELLEVILLE – Gov. Pat Quinn today announced capital investments across the state, including more than $36 million for road construction projects in St. Clair County.
The projects will be managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Improvements will be made to Whessy Road, Shiloh Valley Township Road, Whessy Road Connector and Old Rieder Road Connector.
Projects on Interstate 64 include road widening, the construction of a new bridge over I-64, the construction of a diamond interchange at Rieder Road and the realignment of Reider Road. The projects will be done for $36,481,403 by The Kilian Corporation of Mascoutah.
Illinois Route 15 will be patched between Centreville and Shiloh from west of Illinois Route 163 to east of I-255, and Illinois Route 158 will be patched from U.S. 50 to Illinois 161. Keeley & Sons, Inc. of East St. Louis was the lower of two bidders at $556,880.
The projects are part of 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.
Legislators are still working on funding mechanisms for the state’s long-term, recently approved capital development program and expected to debate the subject in the next session.