Thursday, Dec 5, 2013
Quinn Releases State Money For Local Road Projects
WSIL -- Illinois is pumping $9.4 million into new construction projects in Southern Illinois.
Gov. Pat Quinn says the projects will improve infrastructure and create jobs.
"These construction projects will improve transportation safety and efficiency in southern Illinois,"Quinn said, "They will also employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy as well."
Here's a breakdown of the projects:
Miller City Rd. will receive a new overlay and crushed stone shoulders for a length of 3.82 miles from about 4.5 miles southeast of Olive Branch to Illinois Route 3.
A box culvert on Illinois Route 142 south of Broughton will be replaced.
Just over two miles of Old U.S. Route 51 will be resurfaced from the Dongola operations yard to the south edge of Dongola.
Southbound Interstate 57 will be patched and the shoulder replaced near mile marker 32.
Division St. in Carterville will be widened and resurfaced, and new frontage roads built.
Illinois Route 13 between Division and Main Streets in Carterville will receive pipe culverts, new pavement and shoulder work.
All of the projects are part of the Illinois Jobs Now! program.
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