Governor Quinn Announces $2.9 Million for Construction Project in Henry County Print
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Written by Dave Blanchette   
Thursday, 19 December 2013 16:08

Project Will Replace Route 6 Bridge

GENESEO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a capital investment of more than $2.9 million for a bridge replacement project in Henry County, 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 travel along Route 6 safer and more efficient,” Governor Quinn said. “The project will also employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy.”

The bridge carrying U.S. Route 6 over Mineral Creek about a mile east of Green River Road will be replaced for $2,915,555 by McCarthy Improvement Company of Davenport, Iowa, the lower of two bidders. The project will also involve the replacement of several culverts carrying U.S. Route 6 over drainage ditches in the area. The project will be overseen by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

“By providing funds to make improvements in Henry County along Route 6, we are further enhancing the infrastructure throughout the 36th District,” State Senator Mike Jacobs (D-Moline) said.  “These funds will provide jobs and benefit the economy in Henry County.

“Route 6 is a vital part of the network of roads that help make the Quad Cities a regional economic hub,” State Representative Mike Smiddy (D-Hillsdale) said. “We need to ensure that it continues to bring needed jobs and economic development to our district, especially in Henry County.”

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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