New bridge on IL 1 approved by governor | Transportation
Governor Pat Quinn today announced a capital investment of more than $628,000 for a construction project in White County.
“This project will help maintain Illinois Route 1 and employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy,” Governor Quinn said.
A bridge carrying Illinois Route 1 over Flanders Creek about three miles south of Carmi will be replaced for $628,160 by E.T. Simonds Construction Company of Carbondale, the lowest of three bidders. The project will be managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
“Updating and maintaining our transportation infrastructure is critical to ensure our roads and bridges are safe for motorists,” State Senator Dale Righter (R-Mattoon). “The additional jobs generated by the project are a welcome byproduct of the project.”
This project is part of Governor Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, which the governor’s office says 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.