Governor Quinn Announces $16.2 Million for Road Construction Project in Moline PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Blanchette   
Thursday, 16 January 2014 14:37

Project Will Feature Work on Route 5 Between I-74 and 38th Street

MOLINE – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a capital investment of more than $16.2 million for a road construction project in Moline, part of his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program. The project is part of Governor Quinn’s commitment to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.

“Our investment will make sure this vital Quad Cities road receives needed improvements and upgrades,” Governor Quinn said. “The project will also employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy.”

All of the work to be done is located along Illinois Route 5 between Interstate 74 and 38th Street in Moline. The 41st Drive Connector from Coaltown Road to 38th Street will be widened and reconstructed. A new two-span plate girder bridge with a concrete deck, traffic signals and other work will also be constructed. McCarthy Improvement Company of Davenport, Iowa was the lowest of three bidders at $16,246,154. The project will be overseen by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

“These improvements throughout Moline will create additional jobs and ensure our roads remain safe to travel,” State Senator Jacobs (D-Moline) said. “These improvements span from stabilizing bridges to widening roads for quicker travel throughout the district and will increase the overall economic development and job development throughout the area.”

"This project will bring a new bridge, new road surface, and new traffic signals to a vital part of the Quad Cities' transportation infrastructure,” State Representative Mike Smiddy (D-Hillsdale) said. “Projects like this help us grow and continue to be a regional hub of jobs, commerce, and transportation."

“Governor Quinn understands the need to keep the Quad Cities’ network of bridges, highways, and interstates in good shape,” State Representative Patrick J. Verschoore (D-Milan) said. “These projects will make travel safer for all Illinois motorists, and additionally put area residents back to work.”

The 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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