Pat Quinn announces $4.8M for area construction projects

  • Projects will include road and culvert work in Lee, Ogle and Winnebago counties

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) announced Thursday, April 17, an investment of $4.8 million for construction projects in Winnebago, Lee and Ogle counties.

Funded by Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! construction program, the projects are part of Quinn’s commitment to creating jobs and driving Illinois’ economy forward.

“These projects will improve traffic flow and safety in northern Illinois, which benefits everyone,” 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 (IDOT).

Winnebago County

A box culvert that carries Illinois Route 75 over a drainage ditch one-third of a mile west of Winslow Road in Winnebago County willl be replaced by Martin & Company Excavating, of Oregon, Ill. The company was the lowest of nine bidders, with a quote of $251,708.

The Interstate 39 southbound ramp over U.S. Route 20 in Rockford will be resurfaced for $186,854 by William Charles Construction Co., LLC, the lowest of three bidders.

Lee and Ogle counties

Work on Angling Road from South Paw Paw Road to the LaSalle County line will be completed for $558,148 by Advanced Asphalt Company, of Princeton, Ill., the lowest of six bidders. The work will include resurfacing and new shoulders.

Illinois Route 251 will be resurfaced for 13.6 miles in Lee and Ogle Counties from I-88 to Chicago Road for $3,214,449. Rock Road Companies, Inc., of Janesville, Wis., was the lowest of five bidders.

Rock Road was also awarded the contract to resurface Pines Road from Ridge Road to Eight Street in Oregon, Ill., for $469,572. The work will include resurfacing, new shoulders and striping.

A bridge that carries Fox Lane Road over a branch of Buffalo Creek about 2.5 miles southwest of Polo, Ill., will be replaced with an aluminum box culvert. The work will be done for $131,610 by O’Brien Civil Works, Inc. of Polo. Five companies submitted bids.

“Illinois’ capital construction program helps communities by providing the resources needed to repair and improve our roads and bridges,” State Sen.Tim Bivins, R-Dixon, said. “These projects also help regional contractors and boost construction jobs.”

Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, is expected to support 439,000 jobs over the next six years. Illinois Jobs Now! is the largest construction program in Illinois history, and is one of the largest in the nation.

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