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McHenry to get $7.1 million for Routes 120, 31 improvements

More than $7.1 million will be invested by the state for a road construction project aimed at improving Routes 120 and 31 in McHenry, according to Gov. Pat Quinn’s office. 

The project is part of the governor’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward, according to a news release, and is part of the $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! Program, which will support more than 439,00 jobs over six years.

“This work will improve section of two key highways in McHenry,” Quinn said in the news release. “This project will also employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy.”

The project focuses on Route 120 from Front Street to Green Street, and Route 31 from Route 120 to McCullom Lake Road. The work will include pavement reconstruction, widening, resurfacing, bridge replacement, traffic signal modernization, roadway lighting, storm sewers and storm water processing, and pavement markings.

“This project will allow local businesses to expand and help create the jobs necessary to put McHenry County and our state back to work,” state Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, said.

Alliance Contractors Inc., of Woodstock, was the lowest of four bidders at more than $7.1 million. The project will be managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation

— Lawerence Synett

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