The Innovation in Surface Transportation Act would create an in-state grant program that would allow a percentage of federal highway funds to be competitively bid-for by eligible local entities.
MADISON – Gov. Pat Quinn Wednesday announced an investment of $3 million for construction projects in Madison and St. Clair counties.
The projects, managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation, include bridge and road maintenance and road safety upgrades. Funded by his Illinois Jobs Now! construction program, the projects are part of Quinn’s commitment to creating jobs and driving Illinois’ economy forward.
“These projects will make sure our roads and bridges in the Metro East area are well-maintained to improve safety and make it easier to travel around the region,” Quinn said. “The projects will also employ a number of construction workers, which will drive local economies forward.”
Collinsville and Dupo
Several highway bridges will be cleaned and painted for $611,450 by ERA Valdiva Contractors Inc. of Chicago, the lowest of six bidders. The bridges carry Illinois Route 3 over I-255 near Dupo, and I-55/70 over Beltline Road in Collinsville.
West Union Street in Edwardsville will be improved between St. Louis to North Main Street for $654,808 by The Kilian Corp. of Mascoutah, the lowest of four bidders. The work includes almost six-tenths of a mile of milling, resurfacing, curb and gutter replacement, patching, sidewalks and pavement markings.
Work on District Drive from Goshen Road to Governors Parkway in Edwardsville will be completed for $132,866 by Keller Construction Inc. of Glen Carbon, the lowest of 11 bidders. The work includes sidewalk and curb and gutter construction, traffic signals, pavement markings, signs and seeding.
The ramp lighting at the I-70 Silver Lake Rest Area will be replaced for $65,680 by Wissehr Electric Inc. of Belleville, the lowest of five bidders.
Bissell Street in the city of Madison will be improved from Illinois Route 3 to Klein Avenue. The work includes new pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalk and drainage upgrades and pavement markings. Hank’s Excavating & Landscaping Inc. of Belleville was the lowest of five bidders with a quote of $755,234.
Work on North Main Street from Market to Clay Street in the City of Troy will be completed for $272,377 by The Kilian Corp. of Mascoutah, the lowest of five bidders. The work includes new pavement, sidewalks, crosswalks, drainage structures and pavement markings.
The projects are part of Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, which will support about 439,000 jobs over six years. Illinois Jobs Now! is the largest construction program in Illinois history, and is one of the nation’s largest construction programs.