I-88 bridges among projects getting half million dollars worth of work

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Nearly a half million dollars is being spent on area construction projects, including two bridges that cross I-88.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced on Friday, March 7, 2014 that more than $487,000 will be spent on three projects to improve travel.

$297,000 will be spent to clean and paint Albany Road over I-88 in Whiteside County. An Indiana painting company was hired for the project.

$138,526 will be spent on substructure repairs and expansion joint replacements on the bridge that carries County Highway 4 and 265th Street over I-88 in Rock Island County. Civil Constructors, Inc. of Freeport was hired for the job.

$52,188 will be spent on replacing a side road entrance culvert on IL Rt. 92 at 115 Avenue West in Rock Island County. Phoenix Corporation of the Quad Cities, Port Byron was assigned to the job.

Quinn said the investments would not only make travel in the Q.C. safer and more convenient but it would employ construction workers.

The Illinois Department of Transportation was set to manage all three projects, which were part of the Illinois Jobs Now! program.