RARITAN – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a capital investment of more than $1.5 million for a road construction project in Henderson County. The project is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
“This construction project will improve a section of County Highway 10, a key transportation route in Henderson County,” Governor Quinn said. “It will also employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy as well.”
County Highway 10 from County Highway 9 to the McDonough County line, a distance of about 4.1 miles, will have cold milling and overlay work done for $1,579,200 by Gunther Construction, a division of United Contractors Midwest, Inc. of Galesburg, the lowest of three bidders. The Illinois Department of Transportation will manage the project.
“Infrastructure projects such as this are vital for rural Illinois local economies and I am glad that the state of Illinois is making this investment in our future and in Henderson County,” State Rep Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) said.
This project is part of Governor Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, which 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.