SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn today announced investments totaling $9.4 million for construction projects at Illinois airports, including one at St. Louis Regional in Bethalto.
“Airports are a vital part of our modern transportation infrastructure and are a driver of economic growth across our state,” Quinn said. “Properly maintaining and upgrading them creates jobs while ensuring that Illinois maintains its position as the nation’s inland port.”
The contracts were awarded following a competitive bidding process and address critical infrastructure needs while creating construction jobs. The Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics will manage the projects, which includes federal, state and local funding.
Runway 35 at the St. Louis Regional Airport in Bethalto will receive grading and drainage work for $286,000 by G.L. Warren Construction Inc. of Edwardsville, the lowest of eight bidders.