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July 26, 2013

Shelby County among construction projects in Central Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn announced more than $17.2 million in capital investments for construction projects in Christian, Logan, Macon, Montgomery, Sangamon and Shelby Counties. The upgrades are part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.

“These construction projects will enhance transportation safety and convenience in central Illinois,” Governor Quinn said. “Additionally, they will employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy, as well.”

The projects will be administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Projects approved in the Shelby County include:

- Illinois Route 16 from Washington Street in Shelbyville to Illinois Route 32 will be patched, milled and resurfaced for $3,117,727 by Howell Paving, Inc. of Mattoon, the lowest of two bidders.

- A bridge will be replaced that carries a road over Sexson Branch about five miles northeast of Strasburg by Depew and Owen Builders, Inc. of Centralia, who submitted the lowest of four bids at $344,288.

- A 650-foot pedestrian path will be constructed along Route 16 starting at the Washington Street intersection in Shelbyville. Otto Baum Company, Inc. of Morton was the lowest of two bidders for the work at $219,548.

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

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