Construction projects get state funding

Construction projects get state funding

CHAMPAIGN — Gov. Pat Quinn announced on Thursday that the state was providing money for two upcoming construction projects in Champaign County.

The first project involves improving the intersection of Goodwin Avenue and Green Street in Urbana, including pavement patching, curb and gutter and sidewalk repair, traffic signal modernization, storm sewers and street lighting.

Cross Construction, Inc. of Urbana was the lower of two bidders for the project at $727,251.

The second project involves pavement repair on U.S. 150 from Interstate 57 to Mattis Avenue and on Prospect Avenue on the southbound turn lane at Bloomington Road.

Kinney Contractors, Inc. of Raymond was the lowest of three bidders for the project at $197,913.

Both projects will be managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

"These construction projects will improve transportation safety and efficiency in Champaign," Quinn said in a written release. "They will also employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy as well."

"I am glad we are employing a local business to create jobs in our community," State Sen. Michael Frerichs said in a written release. "Keeping our roads in good condition helps local businesses put people to work."

The two projects are part of Quinn's $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program.

Sections (2):News, Local
Topics (1):Road Work

Comments

News-Gazette.com embraces discussion of both community and world issues. We welcome you to contribute your ideas, opinions and comments, but we ask that you avoid personal attacks, vulgarity and hate speech. We reserve the right to remove any comment at our discretion, and we will block repeat offenders' accounts. To post comments, you must first be a registered user, and your username will appear with any comment you post. Happy posting.

Login or register to post comments