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Governor Pat Quinn announced Thursday capital investments of more than $23.9 million for construction projects in Cook and DuPage counties. The investments, funded by the Governor’s Illinois Jobs Now! construction program, are part of Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.

“New infrastructure projects are creating jobs for hardworking men and women throughout Illinois,” Quinn said. “These investments in Cook and DuPage counties will improve local and state transportation networks, and continue Illinois’ road to recovery.”

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

Illinois Route 68 will receive 8.25 miles of surface removal, patching, curb and gutter replacement, resurfacing and pavement marking from Illinois Route 59 to Illinois Route 53 within the Village of Palatine, Inverness and Barrington Hills for $3,919,105 by Plote Construction, Inc. of Hoffman Estate, the lowest of five bidders.

U.S. Route 30 will receive 3.28 miles of pavement resurfacing from east of Illinois Route 50 extending east through the Villages of Matteson, Olympia Fields, Park Forest and the City of Chicago Heights for $4,903,994 by D Construction, Inc. of Coal City, the lowest of three bidders.

Illinois Route 83 will receive 5.19 miles of pavement resurfacing from the Cook County Line to Knollwood Road within the Villages of Willowbrook, Burr Ridge and the City of Darien for $7,704,170 by Central Blacktop Co., Inc. of LaGrange, the lower of two bidders.

Illinois Route 83 will receive 5.44 miles of resurfacing from Knollwood Avenue extending to south of Illinois Route 56 in the Villages of Oakbrook, Westmont, Hinsdale, Willowbrook and Clarendon Hills and the City of Oakbrook Terrace for $7,423,364 by Plote Construction, Inc. of Hoffman Estates, the lowest of three bidders.

The projects are part of 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, according to Quinn’s office.

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