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Quinn announces millions in Addison-area construction

Published: Friday, June 20, 2014 10:51 p.m. CST

ADDISON – Road projects in Addison, Bensenville, Wood Dale and Oak Brook will get a monetary boost, as Gov. Pat Quinn announced Thursday that DuPage County will receive $3.4 million for construction projects, according to a news release from the governor's office.

"These projects will address critical infrastructure needs in DuPage County, improve safety and increase mobility," Quinn said in a statement. He also pointed to jobs for construction workers as a positive benefit of the projects managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

In Addison, Swift Road from Army Trail Road to Lake Street will get an about $1.5 million facelift including milling, resurfacing, replacement of curbs and sidewalk, landscaping and other projects. The Federal Surface Transportation Program and local funds will finance the project.

In Bensenville and Wood Dale, traffic signals will be modernized along Illinois Route 83 between Third Avenue/Oak Meadows Drive and Mark Street for about $1.65 million. Federal Highway Safety Improvement Project funds will foot the bill.

Finally, existing metal rails on the sides of the 22nd Street bridge over the I-88 and I-294 connecting ramps will be replaced with a bridge fence railing in Oak Brook. The Illinois Department of Transportation will be responsible for the $266,053 tab.

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