Nearly $500,000 in state funding will push forward road work in Freeburg and replace two roofs at a teen correctional center in Grafton, according to a news release from Gov. Pat Quinn.
The $176,000-plus road project will onstruct new sidewalks, sewers, signals, pavement and landscaping between W. Koesterer Street to N. State Street in Freeburg. H&M Backhoe Service in Swansea will complete the project.
More than $291,000 in state funding will also replace roofs at the Illinois Youth Center Pere Marquette in Grafton. The 50-year-old medium security center houses about 21 juvenile men each day in a disciplined setting, according to the Illinois Department of Justice.
Two buildings on the center's campus will receive new roofs with work expected to be completed by December. D.E. Martin Roofing Co. in Lebanon was awarded the roof replacement bid.
"Investment in capital projects is one of the best ways to grow our economy and create jobs," Quinn said. "The Illinois Jobs Now! projects announced today will help us continue to ensure Illinois has a strong, 21st century infrastructure while creating jobs and boosting the metro-east economy."
The state funding stems from a $31 billion capital construction program began in 2009 with revenue from state-issued bonds.