State funds regional IDOT projects

News-DemocratJune 28, 2013 

More than $4 million in construction projects are headed to St. Clair and Madison counties, according to an announcement made by Gov. Pat Quinn.

Most of the $4.1 million in construction projects will be managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation and are expected to bring jobs to the area.

"These projects will maintain local roadways and improve our infrastructure in the metro-east area," Quinn said. "The projects will also employ several construction workers, which will help the local economy, as well."

The proposed projects are:

Collinsville:

* Demolish gas tanks on property at 1316 Vandalia Street. Contractor: Baxmeyer Construction, Inc., Waterloo -- $49,880.

* Shoulder repairs to Interstate 55/70 about half a mile north of Illinois Route 157. Contractor: Keeley & Sons, Inc. East St. Louis -- $18,821.

Edwardsville:

* Replace windows at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Dunham Hall, Rendleman Hall, Founders Hall and Alumni Hall. Contractor: Bruce Unterbrink Construction, Inc., Greenville -- $779,605. The project will be managed by the Illinois Capital Development Board.

Fairview Heights

* Bridge painting for a structure carrying Illinois Route 159 over Interstate 64. Contractor: Thomas Industrial Coatings, Inc., Pevely, Missouri -- $538,813.

Glen Carbon

* Micro-surfacing of 11.9 miles of Interstate 270 from just east of Illinois Route 3 to half a mile east of Interstate 55/70. Contractor: Microsurfacing Contractors, LLC, a division of Byrne & Jones Enterprise, Inc., St. Louis -- $2,356,398.

* Pavement milling and resurfacing, and drainage ditch grading and shaping, along Interstate 270 about one mile west of Illinois Route 159. Contractor: Stutz Excavating, Inc., Alton -- $20,620.

Swansea

* Construct a half-mile bike trail with pavement markings and culverts south of Illinois Route 161 to Centennial Park. Contractor: The Kilian Corporation, Mascoutah -- $443,906.

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