ELIZABETH – Governor Pat Quinn today announced investments of $4.8 million for road construction projects in Carroll and Jo Daviess Counties. Funded by his Illinois Jobs Now! construction program, the projects are part of Governor Quinn’s commitment to creating jobs and driving Illinois’ economy forward.
“These projects will improve traffic flow and safety in Carroll and Jo Daviess Counties, which benefits everyone,” Governor Quinn said. “The projects will also employ a number of construction workers, which will drive local economies forward.”
The projects will be managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Shannon Route from Illinois Route 72 in Shannon to Illinois Route 64 will be improved for $2,791,731 by Martin & Company Excavating of Oregon, the lowest of three bidders. The work includes the reconstruction of two intersections, the reconstruction of reverse curves, widening, pavement reclamation, pipe culverts and the construction of two concrete box culverts.
U.S. Route 20 will be resurfaced for a distance of 4.66 miles from Tippett Road to Illinois Route 84. Civil Constructors, Inc. of Freeport received the contract on their bid of $2,100,738.
“Many months of cold and snow have left their mark on our roads. These projects will make important repairs and improvements to the area’s transportation infrastructure,” State Senator Tim Bivins (R-Dixon) said. “An added benefit is that the projects have been awarded to area contractors.”
The 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 construction program in Illinois history, and is one of the largest construction programs in the nation.