Perry County Gets $3 Million for Road Work

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By WSIL Staff

PINCKNEYVILLE – Governor Pat Quinn announced Friday more than $3.2 million in capital investments for road projects in southern Illinois.

Illinois Route 154 from the Randolph County line to Walnut Street in Pinckneyville will be resurfaced for $3,069,078. E.T. Simonds Construction Company of Carbondale was the low bidder.

“Illinois 154 is a major thoroughfare in Perry County with a high volume of truck traffic, like so many other roads in southwestern Illinois,” State Sen. David Luechtefeld (R-Okawville) said. “We need reliable, quality roads to keep the flow of coal and agricultural products moving to markets, and this resurfacing will also provide another source of construction jobs.”

A bridge will be replaced that carries Township Road 97 over Haney Creek about 3.75 miles northeast of Cave-In-Rock. Perry County Construction Company of Herrin was the lowest of two bidders at $179,579.
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