Illinois Youth Center in Harrisburg will receive a new 25,000 square foot roof on one of its buildings through state capital investment program, Gov. Pat Quinn’s office announced Thursday.
The project is part of a $1.5 million package that also includes a bridge in White County and a portion of a Pulaski County road.
“These construction projects will help maintain and improve vital roads and state facilities in Pulaski, Saline and White Counties,” Governor Quinn said, in a prepared release. “Additionally, they will also employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy as well.”
About 25,000 square feet of roofing will be replaced on the Dietary/Stores E Building at the Illinois Youth Center, a one-story structure built in 1965. The work will include roofing material, edge metal, flashing and other necessary items. Joiner Sheet Metal & Roofing, Inc. of Greenville was the lowest of four bidders with a quote of $579,000. The facility is administered by the Illinois Department of Corrections. The project will be managed by the Illinois Capital Development board.
Feather Trail Road in Pulaski County will receive 3.75 milers worth of overlay, shoulder and pavement marking work from four miles southeast of Shawnee College Road to Illinois Route 37. E.T. Simonds Construction Company of Carbondale was the lowest of three bidders with a quote of $673,558. The Illinois Department of Transportation will manage the project.
Another Pulaski County project will involve just over six-tenths of a mile of patching, milling and resurfacing on Old U.S. Route 51 in Ullin. E.T. Simonds Construction Company was also the lower of two bidders at $194,294. The Illinois Department of Transportation will manage the project.
A bridge two miles southeast of Norris City over Indian Creek will be replaced for $135,646 by Perry County Construction Company of Herrin, the lowest of three bidders. The project will be managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
“These capital construction projects allow for important investments in our roads and bridges to help create jobs and put Southern Illinoisans back to work,” State Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg) said, in the prepared release. “I am encouraged to see projects like these to help improve our local economy and provide employment opportunities for many hard-working Southern Illinoisans who need them.”
These projects are part of Governor Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, which will support more than 439,000 jobs over six years. Illinois Jobs Now! is the largest capital construction program in Illinois history, and is one of the largest capital construction programs in the nation.