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$9.1 million announced for West State and Rockton Road projects

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Governor Pat Quinn announced $9.1 million in capital investments for projects on West State Street and Rockton Road.

The West State Street project will reconstruct U.S. Business 20 from Sunset Avenue to Kent Creek, adding additional lanes, drainage, lighting, and modernizing traffic signals. The project will be carried out by Sjostrom & Sons, Inc., which was the lowest of six bidders on the project with a quote of $8,515,144.

The second project will replace concrete culverts on Rockton Road over Dry Ran Creek, about three-quarters of a mile west of I-90. M&M Concrete, Inc. of Stockton will carry out the project. They were the lowest of six bidders at $629,448.

"Upgrades to our city's western corridor are long overdue," State Representative Chuck Jefferson (D-Rockford) said. "Investing in West State Street will help to revitalize and strengthen the neighborhood, bringing a positive benefit for job-creating small businesses and local residents."

The projects are part of the Illinois Jobs Now! program.

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