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June 27, 2013

Governor Quinn Announces $4.1 Million for Construction Projects in St. Clair and Madison Counties
Illinois Jobs Now! Projects Will Improve State’s Infrastructure and Create Construction Jobs

GLEN CARBON – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a total of $4.1 million in capital investments for construction projects in Madison and St. Clair Counties. The projects are part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.

“These projects will maintain local roadways and improve our infrastructure in the Metro East area,” Governor Quinn said. “The projects will also employ several construction workers, which will help the local economy as well.”

The projects will be managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation except where noted.


Demolish gas tanks on property at 1316 Vandalia Street. Baxmeyer Construction, Inc., Waterloo, $49,880.

Shoulder repairs to Interstate 55/70 about half a mile north of Illinois Route 157. Keeley & Sons, Inc. East St. Louis, $18,821.


Replace windows at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Dunham Hall, Rendleman Hall, Founders Hall and Alumni Hall. Bruce Unterbrink Construction, Inc., Greenville, $779,605. Eight bids submitted. The project will be managed by the Illinois Capital Development Board. 

Fairview Heights

Bridge painting for a structure carrying Illinois Route 159 over Interstate 64. Thomas Industrial Coatings, Inc., Pevely, Missouri, $538,813.

Glen Carbon

Micro-surfacing of 11.9 miles of Interstate 270 from just east of Illinois Route 3 to half a mile east of Interstate 55/70. Microsurfacing Contractors, LLC, a division of Byrne & Jones Enterprise, Inc., St. Louis, $2,356,398.

Pavement milling and resurfacing, and drainage ditch grading and shaping, along Interstate 270 about one mile west of Illinois Route 159. Stutz Excavating, Inc., Alton, $20,620.


Construct a half-mile bike trail with pavement markings and culverts south of Illinois Route 161 to Centennial Park. The Kilian Corporation, Mascoutah, $443,906.

These projects are part of Governor Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, which is supporting 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.



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