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ILLINOIS NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 5, 2013

Governor Quinn Announces $588,000 for Construction Project in Columbia
Project Will Improve State’s Infrastructure and Create Construction Jobs

COLUMBIA – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a capital investment of more than $588,000 for a road construction project in Columbia. 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 Main Street, a key transportation route in Columbia,” Governor Quinn said. “It will also employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy as well.”

Streetscape improvements will be made to Main Street from Oak to Cherry Streets for $588,716 by Keller Construction, Inc. of Glen Carbon, the lower of two bidders. The work will include new curb and sidewalks, landscaping, drainage structures, landscape improvements, pavement markings and signs. The Illinois Department of Transportation will manage the project.

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.



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