State awards $16.3 million for Cook, DuPage projects

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has announced $16.3 million in capital investments for construction projects in Cook and DuPage Counties through the “Illinois Jobs Now!” program.

Chicago-based Broadway Electric Inc. has received a $3.96 million contract to replace electrical substations, switch gear, wiring and upgrade emergency backup systems at the Chicago State University campus. Chicago Heights Construction Company will complete general construction work there for $251,060.

Other projects include:

  • Hoffman Estates-based Plote Construction Inc. has won resurfacing contracts of more than $3.19 million for Barrington Rd. and more than $1.08 million for milling and resurfacing, patching, and curb, gutter, median and sidewalk repair on Route 58.
  • Thornton-based Gallagher Asphalt Corp. will resurface Illinois Route 1 within Chicago Heights and Glenwood Village for over $2.37 million as well as Atlantic Ave. for $975,871.
  • K-Five Construction Corporation of Lemont will patch, resurface and mark thermoplastic pavement in Randolph St. in Forest Park village and complete resurfacing work in the Maywood village for more than $1.4 million in total.
  • Schaumburg-based A Lamp Concrete Contractors Inc. has won a contract of more than $1.06 million for sidewalks, signage, ADA ramp improvements, landscaping and pavement markings along the Skokie Valley Trail Corridor from Oakton St. to Lincoln Ave.
  • A $354,860 landscaping and tree planting contract on Mannheim Rd. in the Village of Hillside has been awarded to Morris-based Nettle Creek Nursery Inc.
  • In DuPage County, for $393,690 Landmark Contractors Inc. of Huntley will replace curb, gutter and sidewalk, install signage and beacons, restore parkway and mark pavement in various intersections throughout Wood Dale city.
  • Most of the projects will be managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation. The projects are expected to employ more than 439,000 people over six years.

“Illinois Jobs Now!” is the largest construction program in Illinois’ history, and is one of the largest construction programs in the U.S.



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