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Quinn announces construction projects in Marengo, Crystal Lake

Published: Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 4:01 p.m. CDT • Updated: Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 6:05 p.m. CDT

Gov. Pat Quinn announced Thursday that more than $2.9 million of the state’s capital projects plan will go toward infrastructure improvements in Marengo and Crystal Lake.

Prospect Street in Marengo will be reconstructed and widened, with construction crews making additional improvements to the intersections at Route 20 and Route 176, Quinn said in a news release.

Berger Excavating Contractors Inc. was awarded about $2.88 million to do the Marengo road project.

The Wauconda company was the lowest of seven bidders for the project, which the Illinois Department of Transportation will manage. In Crystal Lake, various local roads will receive $156,180 in bikeway improvements, including new pavement markings and signs.

The projects are a part of the six-year, $31 billion capital projects plan, which is the largest infrastructure improvement plan in the state’s history.

– Stephen Di Benedetto

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