Gov. Quinn announces major road patching project for White County | Transportation
Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $190,161 capital investment for a road patching project in White County.
“This project will help maintain I-64, one of the state’s key transportation routes,” Governor Quinn said. “The project will also employ several construction workers, which will help the local economy.”
The project involves patching along Interstate 64 at the Wabash River bridge and on Herrin Road from west of Collins Road to Prosperity Avenue. E.T. Simonds Construction Company of Carbondale was the lowest of three bidders at $190,161.
The contract was recently awarded following a competitive bidding process and addresses a critical infrastructure need while creating construction jobs. The Illinois Department of Transportation will manage the project.
“Ongoing maintenance of Illinois’ roads and interstates is critical to ensuring motorist safety and improving the ease of travel,” Senator Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) said. “As an additional bonus, these infrastructure projects will create much-needed jobs in the area, so it is a win-win for the region.”
This project is part of Governor Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, the largest capital construction program in Illinois history, and is one of the largest capital construction programs in the nation.