Gov. Pat Quinn announced Sept. 12 that the Illinois Department of Transportation would manage $2.5 million in construction projects across DuPage County, according to a news release from the governor's office.
The construction push is part of Quinn's $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, which will support more than 439,000 jobs during the next six years, according to the release.
Four major projects were identified in the announcement:
• Traffic signals will be modernized on Illinois Route 56 (Butterfield Road) at the I-355 north and southbound ramps in Downers Grove. The work will be undertaken by H&H Electric Co., the lowest of five bidders, for $614,511.
• Several unspecified streets in Downers Grove will be refurbished for $211,486 by Lorusso Cement Contractors, Inc. of West Chicago, the lowest of six bidders.
• LED traffic control lights will be installed at unspecified areas in DuPage County for $1,223,275 by H&H Electric Co., the lowest of five bidders.
• A multi-use trail will be constructed with drainage structures, sidewalks, block walls and railings on the Greenway Trail from the Great Western Trail to North Avenue in unincorporated Lombard. The project will be handled by A. Lamp Concrete Contractors, Inc. of Schaumburg, the lowest of nine bidders, for $466,310.
No timetables for the work were identified in the release.