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ILLINOIS NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 5, 2013

Governor Quinn Announces $4.3 Million for Construction Projects in Madison and St. Clair Counties
Projects Will Improve State’s Infrastructure and Create Construction Jobs

BELLEVILLE – Governor Pat Quinn today announced capital investments of more than $4.3 million 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 construction projects will improve transportation safety and efficiency in the Metro East area,” Governor Quinn said. “They will also employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy as well.”

The Illinois Department of Transportation will manage the projects.

McClintock Avenue from Mascoutah Avenue to Carlyle Avenue in Belleville will be reconstructed and storm sewer, curb and gutter, and sidewalks installed for $1,642,583 by Gleeson Asphalt, Inc. of Belleville, the lowest of six bidders.

The ten-foot-wide West Belleville Trail shared use path will be constructed from Citizens Park to Bellevue Park Drive in Belleville, including sidewalk replacement, retaining wall and flashing beacons. Widman Construction, Inc. of Godfrey was the lowest of four bidders at $770,716.

Work on South Clinton Street in Collinsville from Glen Street to Route 59 will be completed for $455,837 by Thiems Construction Company, Inc. of Roxana, the lowest of seven bidders. The work will include new pavement, sidewalks, storm sewer, drainage, and pavement markings.

Another shared use path in Belleville will be built from Country Club Place along Foley Drive, then along the abandoned railroad right-of-way to South 95th Street. Gleeson Asphalt, Inc. of Belleville was the lowest of seven bidders with a quote of $323,507.

About 2.8 miles of Illinois Route 3 will be resurfaced from Abbott Street in Venice to Interstate 70 for $852,220 by Keeley & Sons, Inc. of East St. Louis, the lowest of three bidders.

Nine-tenths of a mile of Interstate 55/70 under Illinois Route 162 near Troy will be resurfaced for $338,033 by Keeley & Sons, Inc. of East St. Louis, the lower of two bidders.

Sidewalk repairs will be made at the Interstate 64 Gateway Rest Area in St. Clair County by Rite-Way Excavating of Lebanon, the lowest of six bidders at $52,384.

“These projects will help modernize our region’s infrastructure and help create local jobs,” State Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-Belleville) said. “It’s important that we continue to focus on improving our roadways to ensure that job-creating businesses can easily transport products throughout the Metro East.”

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.



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