Kane gets $8.5M in projects
From Submitted Reports September 5, 2013 4:04PM
Updated: October 7, 2013 1:23PM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday announced capital investments of more than $8.5 million for construction projects in Kane County.
The projects in Montgomery, Aurora, Dundee Township and Elgin are part of Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward, according to a release from the governor’s office.
“These construction projects will improve roads, build a bicycle path and maintain a state building,” Quinn said in the release. “They will also employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy as well.”
The project include:
A bicycle path will be constructed along Sleepy Hollow Road from the Dundee Township Bird Sanctuary Trailhead to Sleepy Hollow Village Hall. A. Lamp Concrete Contractors Inc. of Schaumburg was the lowest of four bidders at $120,020.
The Elgin Regional Office Building will receive a new roof for $383,000. Bennett & Brosseau Roofing Inc. of Romeoville was the lowest of five bidders for the job.
East New York Street in Aurora will be widened and reconstructed from west of Welsh Drive to west of Asbury Drive. The work will include a new storm sewer system, roadway lighting, and traffic signals at Kautz, County Line and Vaughn Roads. K-Five Construction Corporation of Lemont was the lowest of five bidders with a quote of $6.78 million.
The intersection of Route 31 at Watkins Street in Montgomery will be reconstructed and traffic signals installed for $1,362,244 by D Construction Inc. of Coal City, the lowest of three bidders.
These projects are part of Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, which will support more than 439,000 jobs over six years, the release said.