Governor announces $2.3 million for road projects in Wabash and White Counties | News
Governor Pat Quinn today announced a total of more than $2.3 million in capital investments for road projects in Wabash and White counties to improve the state’s infrastructure as part of his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program.
The contracts were recently awarded following a bidding process and are aimed at addressing critical infrastructure needs while creating construction jobs, according to the governor.
The Illinois Department of Transportation will manage the projects, which include:
•Replace sidewalk, culverts, warnings and flashing beacons on Main, Oak, First, Second and Third Streets in Allendale. Allendale Gravel Co. Inc. of Allendale was the sole bidder on the project with a bid of $198,582.
•Replace the bridge carrying Illinois Route 1 over McHenry Slough in White County, east of Carmi. E.T. Simonds Construction Company of Carbondale submitted the lower of two bids at $1,974,130.
•White County: Replace the bridge carrying Township Road 25 over French Creek in White County. Allendale Gravel Co., Inc. of Allendale submitted the lowest of five bids with a bid of $176,009.
“Transportation investments create needed construction jobs for Illinois workers and lead to safer roads for all,” Governor Quinn said. “These Illinois Jobs Now! projects will help continue to ensure Illinois has a strong, 21st century infrastructure.”
Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! is the largest capital construction program in Illinois history, and is one of the largest capital construction programs in the nation.
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