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Governor announces $19.5M for construction

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced capital investments Thursday of more than $19.5 million for construction in several counties - including Johnson, Massac, Pulaski and Williamson counties - as part of his Illinois Jobs Now! program, a $31 billion capital construction program.

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

Johnson County: Windows and security louvers at the Vienna Correctional Center will be replaced for $2,149,000 by Pauly Jail Building Company Inc. of Noblesville, Ind., the lowest of six bidders. The sanitary sewage treatment system and an associated station will be upgraded at Ferne Clyffe State Park for $532,230 by Mott Excavating of Vienna, Ill. The Illinois Capital Development Board will manage both projects. 

Massac County: Bridge joints on U.S. 45 where it crosses Interstate 24 east of Metropolis will be repaired for $396,707 by E.T. Simonds Construction Company of Carbondale, Ill., the lowest of four bidders.

Pulaski County: A box culvert on Old U.S. 51 over a creek will be replaced for $71,716 by Perry County Construction Company of Herrin, Ill., the lowest of five bidders.

Williamson County: Ill. 37 just north of the Johnson County line will be leveled and straightened for $1,017,596 by Sierra Bravo Contractors, LLC, of Sesser, Ill., the lowest of four bidders.

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