Greene and Jersey Counties get funding for part of Route 67 project

By Nick Kovatch on November 1 at 7:28am

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Governor Pat Quinn has announced a capital investment of more than $169,000 for part of the Route 67 construction project in Greene and Jersey Counties.

Quinn says the project will help make way for the new, widened Route 67 that will be one of the key highways in the western half of Illinois. He says the project will employ a number of construction workers, which will also help the local economy.

Buildings on five parcels of land in Greene and Jersey Counties will be demolished and the land cleared for $169,030 by Freeman Environmental Services, Incorporated of Benton, the lowest of three bidders.

The project will be managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

This project is part of Governor Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, which will support more than 439,000 jobs over six years.