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Governor Quinn Announces $16.3 Million for Construction Projects in Cook and DuPage Counties

Press Release - Thursday, September 04, 2014

CHICAGO - Governor Pat Quinn today announced capital investments of more than $16.3 million for construction projects in Cook and DuPage Counties. The investments will create jobs and improve the state's infrastructure. Funded by his Illinois Jobs Now! construction program, the projects are part of Governor Quinn's agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois' economy forward.

"These investments in Cook and DuPage Counties are putting people to work, creating jobs that will help drive the local economy," Governor Quinn said. "They are also helping to repair and maintain Illinois' infrastructure to improve safety and efficiency throughout the region."

The projects will be managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation except where noted.

Cook County

A major electrical upgrade project will be done on the Chicago State University campus. Electrical substations, switch gear and wiring will be replaced, and the emergency backup systems upgraded. Broadway Electric, Inc. of Chicago will perform the electrical work for $3,959,800. General construction work will be done by Chicago Heights Construction Company for $251,060. The project will be managed by the Illinois Capital Development Board.

Various locations around Midway Airport will receive curb and gutter repairs for $347,698 by Davis Concrete Construction Company of Alsip, the lowest of four bidders.

Illinois Route 1 will receive 2.9 miles of resurfacing from Strieff Lane to Chicago Road within the City of Chicago Heights and the Village of Glenwood for $2,374,642 by Gallagher Asphalt Corporation of Thornton, the lowest of three bidders.

Wentworth Ave/Atlantic Ave will receive 1.52 miles of resurfacing extending east of Indiana Avenue for $975,871 by Gallagher Asphalt Corporation of Thornton, the lower of two bidders.

Willow Springs Road will receive traffic signal installation, sidewalk replacement, curb and gutter replacement, speed notification signage and pavement markings at the Lyons Township High School south entrance for $343,842 by Home Towne Electric, Inc. of Lake Villa, the lower of two bidders.

Illinois Route 58 will receive 0.97 miles of milling and resurfacing, patching, and curb, gutter, median and sidewalk repair between I-290 and west of I-90 in Rolling Meadows for $1,084,284 by Plote Construction, Inc. of Hoffman Estates, the lowest of three bidders.

0.515 miles of resurfacing will be done in the Village of Maywood for $427,035 by K-Five Construction Corporation of Lemont.

Randolph St. will receive 0.45 miles of patching, resurfacing and thermoplastic pavement markings from Lathrop Ave. to Illinois Route 43 in the Village of Forest Park for $619,998 by K-Five Construction Corporation of Lemont.

Barrington Rd. will receive 1.96 miles of resurfacing from U.S. 20 to Schaumburg Rd. in Schaumburg, Streamwood and Hanover Park for $1,610,119 from Plote Construction, Inc. of Hoffman Estates, the lowest of four bidders.

Barrington Rd. will receive 1.76 miles of resurfacing from Illinois Route 72 to Schaumburg Rd. in Streamwood, Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates for $1,582,114 by Plote Construction, Inc. of Hoffman Estates, the lowest of four bidders.

Illinois Route 43 will receive drainage improvements from north of Irving Park Rd. to north of Forest Preserve Dr. in Norridge, Harwood Heights and Chicago for $328,754 by D. E. Thompson Excavating Company of Minooka, the lowest of four bidders.

Mannheim Rd. will receive landscaping and tree planting from Madison St. to Gladys Ave. in the Village of Hillside for $354,860 by Nettle Creek Nursery, Inc. of Morris, the lowest of three bidders.

Charlemagne Ave. will receive 0.35 miles of resurfacing, curb and gutter replacement, sidewalk construction, drainage structure adjustment, pavement markings, parkway restoration and pavement patching from Fountainbleau Dr. to Grenoble Dr. in the Village of Hazel Crest for $181,751 by D Construction, Inc. of Coal City, the lowest of three bidders.

0.38 miles of resurfacing, curb & gutter removal and replacement, sidewalk removal & replacement, pavement patching and markings will be done from Ridgeland Ave. to Princess Ave. and from Austin Ave.to Menard Ave. in the Village of Chicago Ridge for $477,704 by D Construction, Inc. of Coal City, the lowest of three bidders.

A multi-use path including sidewalks, signage, ADA ramp improvements, landscaping and pavement markings will be done along the Skokie Valley Trail Corridor from Oakton St. to Lincoln Ave. for $1,065,709 by A. Lamp Concrete Contractors, Inc. of Schaumburg, the lowest of four bidders.

DuPage County

Various intersections throughout the City of Wood Dale will receive curb and gutter and sidewalk replacement, installation of signage and beacons, pavement marking and parkway restoration for $393,690 by Landmark Contractors, Inc. of Huntley, the lower of two bidders.

The projects are part of Governor Quinn's $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, which will support more than 439,000 jobs over six years. Illinois Jobs Now! is the largest construction program in Illinois history, and is one of the largest construction programs in the nation.

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