Governor Quinn Announces $7.7 Million for Construction Projects in Quad Cities Area Print
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Written by Dave Blanchette   
Monday, 21 April 2014 08:35

Projects Include Work in Henry, Rock Island and Whiteside Counties

ROCK ISLAND – Governor Pat Quinn today announced an investment of $7.7 million for construction projects in Henry, Rock Island and Whiteside 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 repair a key bridge and improve traffic flow and safety in the Quad Cities area, which benefits everyone,” Governor Quinn said. “The project will also employ a number of construction workers, which will drive local economies forward.”

Henry County

Illinois Route 92 will be patched and resurfaced from four-tenths of a mile east of the Rock River to Illinois Route 78 in Henry County. Valley Construction Co. of Rock Island was the lowest of three bidders at $2,374,921.

South Cambridge Blacktop will receive cold-in-place pavement recycling, seal coating and pavement striping from County Highway 9 to Illinois Route 82. Dunn Company of Decatur was the lowest bidder at $817,886.

Ranch Road from Atkinson Road to Smith Street in the Village of Hooppole will be resurfaced using the cold-in-place recycling technique for a distance of 6.03 miles. The lowest bidder was Dunn Company of Decatur at $789,194.

Rock Island County

The U.S. Route 67 bridge over the Mississippi River in Rock Island will be repaired for $3,352,501 by General Constructors Inc. of the Quad Cities from Bettendorf, Iowa, the lowest of four bidders. The project will include structural steel repairs and related work. The project will be managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

A bridge carrying Illinois Route 92 over Turkey Hollow Creek three miles east of Andalusia will be resurfaced in concrete for $315,000 by Brandt Construction Co. of Milan, the lowest of three bidders.

Whiteside County

Moline Road will be resurfaced for three-quarters of a mile from just east of Fargo Road to east of Sand Road. Of four bids submitted, the lowest was $144,170 from Civil Constructors, Inc. of Freeport.

“These improvements throughout Rock Island, Whiteside and Henry Counties will create jobs and ensure our roads and bridges remain safe to travel,” State Senator Mike Jacobs (D-Moline) said. “These improvements will better our regional infrastructure and put people back to work.”

“With the recent news that one in 12 bridges in Illinois is structurally deficient, it’s important that these infrastructure upgrades are made to Quad City area roads and bridges,” State Representative Pat Verschoore (D-Milan) said. “Additionally, these projects will help put people back to work and provide safer roads for Illinois motorists.”

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.

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