BLUE ISLAND – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a capital investment of more than $711,000 for a construction project at Moraine Valley Community College’s Blue Island campus. The project is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
“This work will involve exterior repairs to the campus building so it can continue to serve Southland residents,” Governor Quinn said. “The project will also employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy.”
The project will be managed by the Illinois Capital Development Board.
Exterior repairs will be made to the Blue Island campus building for $711,600 by Path Construction Company, Inc. of Arlington Heights, the lowest of three bidders. The work will involve roof replacement, masonry restoration, and sealing the building’s façade.
“Investing in the infrastructure of this campus community shows all students of our state, not just those attending Moraine Valley, that there is still a bright future for higher education in Illinois,” State Senator Emil Jones III (D-Chicago) said.
“It’s important for our institutions of higher learning to be structurally sound so students seeking to obtain an education can do so in a safe environment,” State Representative Monique Davis (D-Chicago) said. “This project will also help create jobs and boost our economy at a time when more people are looking to get back to work.”
“These infrastructure improvements will help Moraine Valley Community College’s Blue Island campus remain safe and competitive for area students,” State Representative Robert “Bob” Rita (D-Blue Island) said. “It’s important for projects like this to come to the Southland to help spur local job creation and improve our region’s quality of life.”
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.