BRUSSELS – Gov. Pat Quinn has announced investments of more than $1.9 million for construction projects in western Illinois, including in Jersey County.
The road, state facility and airport projects, which are also to be done in Brown, Fulton and Pike counties, are part of his $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program, and intended to address critical infrastructure needs.
The projects will be managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation
Brown County: An Automated Weather Observation System will be installed at the Mount Sterling Municipal Airport for $154,230 by T.G.B., Inc. of St. Louis, the lowest of three bidders. The Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics will manage the project, which includes federal, state and local funding.
Jersey County: The Brussels Maintenance Facility at Grafton will be rehabilitated in a project managed by the Illinois Capital Development Board. The work includes removing and replacing all of the wood siding and trim on the east and south sides of the building, selectively removing and replacing damaged siding from other parts of the building and removing and replacing the exterior second floor exterior observation deck and stairs. Tindall Construction, Inc. of Granite City was the lower of two bids at $97,565.
Fulton County: Illinois Route 9 will receive pavement patching and pavement marking west of Blyton at the Spoon River for $155,665 by G. M. Sipes Construction, Inc. of Rushville, the lowest of four bidders.
Pike County: The structure carrying Illinois Route 104 over Bower Creek will be removed and replaced for $1,578,140 by County Contractors, Inc. of Quincy, the lowest of four bidders.
Runway 13/31 and the taxiways at Pittsfield Penstone Municipal Airport will be remarked for $41,825 by Hi-Lite Airfield Services LLC. The IDOT Division of Aeronautics will manage the project, which includes federal, state and local funding.