MONTGOMERY – Governor Pat Quinn today announced capital investments of more than $8.5 million for construction projects in Kane County. The projects are part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
“These construction projects will improve roads, build a bicycle path and maintain a state building,” Governor Quinn said. “They will also employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy as well.”
East New York Street in Aurora will be widened and reconstructed from west of Welsh Drive to west of Asbury Drive. The work will include a new storm sewer system, roadway lighting, and traffic signals at Kautz, County Line and Vaughn Roads. K-Five Construction Corporation of Lemont was the lowest of five bidders with a quote of $6,780,000.
The intersection of Illinois Route 31 at Watkins Street in Montgomery will be reconstructed and traffic signals installed for $1,362,244 by D Construction, Inc. of Coal City, the lowest of three bidders. The Illinois Department of Transportation will manage the project.
A bicycle path will be constructed along Sleepy Hollow Road from the Dundee Township Bird Sanctuary Trailhead to Sleepy Hollow Village Hall. A. Lamp Concrete Contractors, Inc. of Schaumburg was the lowest of four bidders at $120,020. The Illinois Department of Transportation will manage the project.
The Elgin Regional Office Building will receive a new roof for $383,000. Bennett & Brosseau Roofing, Inc. of Romeoville was the lowest of five bidders for the job. The project will be managed by the Illinois Capital Development Board.
These projects are 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.