Governor Quinn Announces $1.4 Million for Construction Project in Sherman

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SHERMAN - Governor Pat Quinn today announced an investment of $1.4 million for a road construction project in Sherman. Funded by his Illinois Jobs Now! construction program, the project is part of Governor Quinn's commitment to creating jobs and driving Illinois' economy forward.

"This project will improve traffic flow and safety in Sherman, which benefits everyone," Governor Quinn said. "The project will also employ a number of construction workers, which will drive local economies forward."

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

Business Loop 55 will be resurfaced from north of Andrew Road to the northbound Interstate 55 merge including the improvement of the intersection of Business Loop 55 at Sudduth Road. The $1,483,106 was awarded to Truman L. Flatt & Sons Co., Inc. of Springfield, the lowest of three bidders. The work includes the construction of turn lanes, milling and resurfacing and median improvements.

The project is part of Governor Quinn's $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, which will support more than 439,000 jobs over six years. Illinois Jobs Now! is the largest construction program in Illinois history, and is one of the largest construction programs in the nation.

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