Quinn Announces $625,000 for Road Projects in Winnebago and Ogle Counties


STATELINE (WIFR) -- Six hundred and twenty five dollars have been approved for road projects in Winnebago and Ogle Counties. Half of the money will be used to resurface parts of Route 70 in Durand and Harrison Road in Northern Winnebago County. The rest of the cash will replace bicycle railing on Route 251 over the Kishwaukee River and strengthen the I-39 bridge over the CN rail road in Ogle County.

SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn announced today that a total of more than $625,000 in capital investments for road projects in Winnebago and Ogle counties to improve the state’s infrastructure. The projects are part of efforts to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.

“Transportation investments create needed construction jobs for Illinois workers and lead to safer roads for all,” Governor Quinn said. “These maintenance projects will help to ensure Illinois has a strong, 21st century infrastructure.”

The contracts were recently awarded following a competitive bidding process and addresses critical infrastructure needs while creating construction jobs. The Illinois Department of Transportation will manage the projects, which include:

  • Resurface eight-tenths of a mile on Illinois Route 70 in Winnebago County from Howard Street in Durand to Illinois Route 75. Rock Road Companies, Inc. of Janesville, Wisconsin won the project with a bid of $173,448 – the lowest of the three bids submitted.
  • Resurface 1.4 miles of Harrison Road from just south of Pearl Street to Wishop Road in Harrison. Rock Road Companies, Inc. of Janesville, Wisconsin, submitted the lowest of three bids at $162,699.
  • Replace bicycle railing on structure carrying Illinois Route 251 over the Kishwaukee River in Winnebago County, just north of the Ogle County line. Northern Contracting, Inc. of Sycamore, submitted a bid of $117,462 – the lowest of five submitted.
  • Expansion joint replacement and repairs to structures carrying I-39 over the CN Railroad, just south of Illinois Route 72 in Ogle County. Path Construction Company of Arlington Heights submitted the lowest of seven bids with a bid of $171,683.

    “The benefits of Illinois’ capital construction program are two-fold,” State Sen. Tim Bivins (R-Dixon) said. “Our communities get the help they need to maintain aging roads and municipal infrastructure, and the projects provide much-needed jobs that pay a decent wage.”

    “Investing in transportation infrastructure is a key component in promoting economic development,” State Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) said. “Having a reliable, efficient network of roads, railways and bridges ensures that we can connect people and businesses with the rest of the world.”


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