ILLINOIS (KFVS) - Governor Pat Quinn announced Thursday capital investments of more than $9.4 million for road construction projects in southern Illinois.
The projects are part of Governor Quinn's agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois' economy forward.
"These construction projects will improve transportation safety and efficiency in southern Illinois," Governor Quinn said. "They will also employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy as well."
- Miller City Road will receive a new overlay and crushed stone shoulders for a length of 3.82 miles from about 4.5 miles southeast of Olive Branch to Illinois Route 3. Southern Illinois Asphalt Co., Inc. of Marion was the lowest of three bidders at $626,125. The Illinois Department of Transportation will manage the project.
- A box culvert on Illinois Route 142 south of Broughton will be replaced for $91,152 by Perry County Construction Company of Herrin, the lowest of five bidders.
- Just over two miles of Old U.S. Route 51 will be resurfaced from the Dongola operations yard to the south edge of Dongola for $346,765 by E.T. Simonds Construction Company of Carbondale, the lower of two bidders.
- Southbound Interstate 57 will be patched and the shoulder replaced near mile marker 32 for $72,818 by E.T. Simonds Construction Company of Carbondale, the lower of two bidders.
- Division Street in Carterville will be widened and resurfaced, and new frontage roads built, for $7,875,002 by E.T. Simonds Construction Company of Carbondale, the lowest of three bidders.
- Illinois Route 13 between Division and Main Streets in Carterville will receive pipe culverts, new pavement and shoulder work. E.T. Simonds Construction Company of Carbondale was the lowest of four bidders for the job with a quote of $487,650.
These 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 capital construction program in Illinois history, and is one of the largest capital construction programs in the nation.