HANOVER – Governor Pat Quinn announced capital investments of more than $6.6 million for construction projects in Boone, Carroll, JoDaviess, Lee, Stephenson and Winnebago counties, part of his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program. The projects are part of Governor Quinn’s commitment to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
“These projects will make transportation safer and more efficient in northern Illinois,” Governor Quinn said. “The projects will also employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy.”
The projects will be overseen by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
A bridge carrying Orth Road over Beaver Creek four miles north of Belvidere will be replaced for $623,825 by Civil Constructors, Inc. of Freeport, the lowest of three bidders.
Carroll, Lee and Stephenson Counties
Concrete sealer will be applied to bridge decks at various locations in these three counties by M & M Concrete, Inc. of Stockton, the lowest of seven bidders at $133,999.
A bridge carrying Illinois Route 84 over Apple River in Hanover will be replaced for $5,243,914 by Civil Constructors, Inc. of Freeport.
A pipe culvert will be replaced under Trailer Park Frontage Road on the south side of Illinois Route 2 for $34,954 by O’Brien Civil Works, Inc. of Polo, the lowest of four bidders.
The shoulders along U.S. Route 20 from Springfield Road east for 1.2 miles will be milled and resurfaced for $199,676 by Civil Constructors, Inc. of Freeport, the lowest of three bidders.
U.S. Route 20 northwest of Freeport, from the intersection of Business Route 20 east for eight-tenths of a mile, will be patched for $135,249 by Civil Constructors, Inc., the lowest of three bidders.
The southbound lane of I-39 under the Perryville Road overpass in Cherry Valley will receive full-depth pavement patching for $123,771 by William Charles Construction Company, LLC of Loves Park, the lowest of six bidders.
Alpine Road in Rockford will receive intermittent milling and resurfacing from Harrison Avenue to American Road. William Charles Construction Company, LLC was the lower of two bidders at $121,050.
“The roads in our part of the state can take a beating with northern Illinois temperatures fluctuating from summer heat to cold winters, as well as the heavy loads they often bear,” State Senator Tim Bivins (R-Dixon) said. “The state’s capital construction program helps local governments pay for the maintenance and improvements necessary to keep the traffic safely moving, and the many construction projects provide jobs for area companies and residents.”
"It's important we continue to improve northwest Illinois while providing jobs for the hardworking citizens of this State," State Representative Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) said. "These Infrastructure projects will help improve travel safety for local residents, tourist and the many trucking companies that use northwest Illinois roads daily."
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.