Governor Pat Quinn Thursday announced an investment of $10.4 million for construction projects in Cook County, with a portion to be spent in Tinley Park, Orland Park and Oak Forest.
Funded by his Illinois Jobs Now! construction program, the projects are part of Governor Quinn’s commitment to creating jobs and driving Illinois’ economy forward.
“These projects will improve traffic flow and safety in Cook County, which benefits everyone,” Gov. Quinn said. “The projects will also employ a number of construction workers, which will drive local economies forward.”
The projects will be managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation except where noted.
In Oak Forest, Tinley Park, and Orland Park traffic signals will be completely rebuilt along U.S. Route 6 at Oak Park Avenue, and other work performed at U.S. 6 and 71st Court. Lyons Electric Company, Inc. of LaGrange was the lowest of four bidders at $396,700.
In Tinley Park, Oak Park Avenue will be rehabilitated between South Street and 183rd Street for $664,248 by D Construction, Inc. of Coal City, the lowest of five bidders. The work includes widening, resurfacing, curb and gutter repairs, pavement patching and multi-use path installation.
The projects are part of Governor Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, which will support more than 439,000 jobs over six years, according to a release.