HARRISBURG, IL (KFVS) - Governor Pat Quinn has announced $1.5 million in construction projects in southern Illinois.
"These construction projects will help maintain and improve vital roads and state facilities in Pulaski, Saline and White Counties," Governor Quinn said. "Additionally, they will also employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy as well."
According to a news release, about 25,000 square feet of roofing will be replaced on the Illinois Youth Center at Harrisburg, the
Dietary/Stores E Building. It is a one-story structure built in 1965. The winning bid for work was $579,000. The Illinois Department of Corrections administers the facility. The Illinois Capital Development board will manage the project.
In addition, Feather Trail Road in Pulaski County will receive 3.75 milers worth of overlay, shoulder and pavement marking work from four miles southeast of Shawnee College Road to Illinois Route 37. The winning bid for this work was $673,558. The Illinois Department of Transportation will manage the project.
Another Pulaski County project will involve just over 6/10 of a mile of patching, milling and resurfacing on Old U.S. Route 51 in Ullin. The winning bid for this work was $194,294. The Illinois Department of Transportation will manage the project.
A bridge two miles southeast of Norris City over Indian Creek will be replaced for $135, this project will be managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
"These capital construction projects allow for important investments in our roads and bridges to help create jobs and put Southern Illinoisans back to work," said State Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg). "I am encouraged to see projects like these to help improve our local economy and provide employment opportunities for many hard-working southern Illinoisans who need them."
All of these projects are part of Gov. Quinn's $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! Program, which will support more than 439,000 jobs over six years.