Money administered by the state will help improve several local roads and highways this summer and fall.
Thursday, Gov. Pat Quinn’s office announced the state would be administering more than $3 million dedicated to road construction projects in Kane County.
In the release, Quinn’s office said the money comes as part of the state’s Illinois Jobs Now program, which commits the state to dedicating $31 billion over 6 years to “capital construction” projects throughout the state.
Locally, the funding includes slightly more than $1.1 million for the work to widen Fabyan Parkway between Route 25 and Nagel Boulevard in Batavia to install bi-directional turn lanes in the center of the road.
Steve Coffinbargar, assistant director of transportation at the Kane County Division of Transportation, said the county has planned that project for years.
It was first awarded federal road construction money in 2009.
Those federal funds are being administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
A contract for the actual construction of the new turn lanes is expected to be awarded next month to Geneva Construction Company of Aurora.
The work is scheduled to begin in August and will continue for about 75 to 90 days after that, Coffinbargar said.
Quinn’s office also announced $1.2 million to resurface a three-mile stretch of Route 47 from Plato Road to Route 20/Route 72 in northwestern Kane County. That contract was awarded to Builders Paving of Hinsdale.
The release does not include information on when that project will begin.
Finally, Quinn’s office noted $184,077 to support resurfacing work on McDonald Road in Campton Hills from Kendall Road to the village’s eastern limit.
That contract was also awarded to Geneva Construction.