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State to fund Salt Creek bridge repair in Villa Park

Published: Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 3:59 p.m. CDT

VILLA PARK – A Route 83 bridge that crosses Salt Creek in Villa Park will be repaired using more than $400,00o in state funding.

Gov. Pat Quinn announced a capital investment of more than $416,000 for the bridge repair project on Thursday. The project is part of Quinn's Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program, which looks to create jobs in Illinois.

The $31 billion job program is the largest capital construction program in the history of Illinois and is one of the largest construction programs in the nation, according to a news release from Quinn's office.

The bridge project in Villa Park will make Route 83 safer and more efficient, Quinn said in the release.

Areatha Construction Company, Inc., of Streamwood, was chosen to complete the project for a low bid of $416,297. There was 10 bids total, according to the release.

The project, to be overseen by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), will include joint and structural steel repair.

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