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Governor Pat Quinn has announced an investment of $669,000 to renovate Illinois Department of Transportation highway maintenance facilities in Taylorville and Decatur.

The 2,921-square-foot salt dome in the Taylorville Maintenance Yard will be repaired and renovated, including the dome’s concrete walls, electrical system, and roofing. The Decatur Operations Yard will receive a new wash bay and maintenance building that will include a road brine production area. Three contracts were awarded for the projects. Laverdiere Construction, Inc. of Macomb was the lowest of three bidders for the general construction work at $333,000. The Burdick Plumbing and Heating Company of Decatur was the lowest of four bidders for the plumbing work at $303,137. And the electrical part of the projects will be done for $33,400 by Rathje Enterprises, Inc. of Decatur. The projects will be managed by the Illinois Capital Development Board.    

 The projects are part of Governor Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! Program.

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