State money funds more than $4.1M in road, bike trail projects

News-DemocratJune 27, 2013 


State money from the sale of bonds will fund more than $4.1 million in road and bike trail projects, along with replacing about $780,000 worth of windows at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.

The projects are part of Gov. Pat Quinn's $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, which has funded capital projects for six years. The state sold $1.3 billion in bonds on Wednesday to continue the program.

The local projects announced Friday include:

* more than $2.3 million to resurface about 12 miles of Interstate 270 from east of Route 3 to half a mile east of Interstate 55/70 in Glen Carbon.

* more than $779,000 to replace windows at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville in Dunham Hall, Rendelman Hall, Founders Hall and Alumni Hall.

* nearly $539,000 to paint a bridge carrying Route 159 over Interstate 64 in Fairview Heights.

* about $444,000 to construct a half-mile bike trail with pavement markings and culverts south of Route 161 to Centennial Park in Swansea.

* nearly $50,000 to demolish gas tanks at 1316 Vandalia Street in Collinsville.

* more than $20,000 to resurface an grade ditches along Interstate 270 about a mile west of Route 159 in Glen Carbon.

* about $19,000 to repair the shoulder of Interstate 55/70 about half a mile north of Route 157 in Collinsville.

Belleville News-Democrat is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service