Shelbyville Daily Union

Homepage

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.

1
Text Only
Local News
Obituaries
Homepage
  • School board chooses energy contractor for High School

    The Shelbyville school board took the first step to replace the heating system in the High School building during the regular school board meeting Thursday evening. After hearing recommendations from the facilities committee, the board approved GRP,

    April 22, 2014

  • Audit report: County's finances 'level'

    The county's finances are "level", according to Robin Yockey of Mose, Yockey, Brown and Kull LLC. Yockey presented the audited financial report to the County Board during last week's regular meeting. "The county's finances remained relatively level b

    April 18, 2014

  • IMG_2246.JPG SHS Prom Royalty Candidates named

    Shelbyville High School has announced its 2014 Prom court.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • IMG_2180.JPG Mock accident drives home message

    The screech of tires -- the crunch of metal ... two school buses pull away to reveal a head-on collision involving high schoolers on Prom night.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Council approves Chautauqua Days plans

    Chautauqua Days Festival plans were approved by the Shelbyville City Council Monday evening. Vickie Davis and Brenda Elder presented plans for the May 30-June 1 event which includes bands and vendors in Forest Park. They asked for approval for the pl

    April 11, 2014

Celebrations
  • Biddle to celebrate 100th

    Gladys Biddle of Shelbyville will celebrate her 100th birthday on April 28. She is the mother of Robert Jr. and Frances J. Williams, both deceased, and Frank Biddle of Shelbyville. She also has a grandson, David Biddle of Shelbyville. An open house i

    April 22, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
Poll

Do you think the United States should become more involved in the advancements of Russia into the Ukraine?

Yes, militarily
Yes, as peacemakers
No
     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Helium debate
Helium