Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $482,692 capital investment for a construction project at the Taylorville Municipal Airport as part of his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program. The project is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward. The contract was recently awarded following a competitive bidding process and addresses a critical infrastructure need while creating construction jobs.
“Investments in airports like this one in Taylorville make them more efficient and safer while creating construction jobs,” Governor Quinn said. “This Illinois Jobs Now! project will continue to ensure that Illinois has a strong, 21st century infrastructure.”
Illinois Valley Paving, a Division of United Contractors Midwest, Inc. of Springfield was the lowest of three bidders for the work. The project will include the construction of a 700 foot partial parallel taxiway to Runway 18/36, a north-south runway. The Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics will manage the project.
Governor Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! is supporting more than 439,000 jobs over six years. It is the largest capital construction program in Illinois history, and is one of the largest capital construction programs in the nation.