Rock Island, Whiteside County roadways to undergo $17 million in construction

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Millions of dollars will be funneled into construction projects around the Quad Cities.

Nearly $17 million will go into repair projects in Rock Island and Whiteside Counties.

In Rock Island County street signs will be replaced at various locations. The project will cost $271,941 and Western Remac, Inc. of Woodridge.

Whiteside County will see repair projects throughout the county.

The westbound lanes of Illinois Route 2 from 19th to 9th Avenues in Sterling will be milled and resurfaced by Civil Constructors, Inc. of Freeport for $459,655. Also the westbound lane at 45th Avenue northeast of Sterling will be milled and patched for $78,644 by G.M. Snipes Construction, Inc. of Rushville. That project will cost $78,644.

Eagle Painting and Maintenance Co., Inc. of Lansing will be cleaning and painting the structural steel on the I-88 bridges over Moline Road.

U.S. Route 30 at Jackson Street in Morrison will be milled and resurfaced by Martin and Company Excavating of Oregon for $164,540.

These projects are funded by the Illinois Jobs Now! program.

Governor Pat Quinn said these investments serve to strengthen the transportation system making it “safer and more efficient.”