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.