$1.3 Million for Rockford Airport Improvement Project Announced

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $1,372,970 capital investment for a construction project at the Chicago Rockford International Airport as part of his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program. The contract was recently awarded following a competitive bidding process and addresses a critical infrastructure need while creating construction jobs.

“Investments in airports like this one in Rockford make them more efficient and safer while creating construction jobs,” Governor Quinn said. “This Illinois Jobs Now! project will continue to ensure that Illinois has a strong, 21st century infrastructure.”

Lovewell Fencing, Inc. of Davenport, Iowa was the lowest of three bidders for the job, which involves replacing the airport’s perimeter fence. The Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics will manage the project.

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