Gov. Pat Quinn today announced capital investments of more than $16.3 million for road construction projects in Kane County. The projects are part of Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
“These projects will extend a well-used road, separate rail and road traffic, and greatly improve transportation in Kane County,” Quinn said. “The construction projects will also employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy as well.”
The Illinois Department of Transportation will manage the projects.
Anderson Road in Elburn will be extended from south of Keslinger Road to Illinois Route 38, including a grade separation structure over the Union Pacific Railroad. Improvements will also be made to Keslinger Road, Hick Drive and Prairie Valley Street with pavement widening and resurfacing, and curb and gutter, median, traffic signal, storm sewer, retaining wall and other work. Martam Construction, Inc. of Elgin was the lowest of six bidders with a quote of $14,411,649.
Intermittent resurfacing along various routes in Kane County will be done for $1,910,745 by R.W. Dunteman Company of Addison, the low bidder for the work.
“I appreciate the Department of Transportation making the Elburn project a priority and moving forward with it this year,” State Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) said. “It is important that we invest in infrastructure and transportation needs in our state.”
"The two-mile road extension and overpass in Elburn is an important regional priority to reduce congestion, promote economic development and improve traffic safety and air quality," State Rep. Bob Pritchard (R-Sycamore) said. "This is a good public and private partnership with federal, state, and local funding cooperation."
These 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 capital construction program in Illinois history, and is one of the largest capital construction programs in the nation.