Portion of Pines Road in work plan

Ogle County is one of several counties that is part of $4.8 million in construction projects in Northern Illinois.

Governor Pat Quinn announced the projects for road and culvert work in Lee, Ogle and Winnebago Counties.

Funded by his Illinois Jobs Now! construction program, the projects are part of Quinn’s commitment to creating jobs and driving Illinois’ economy forward.

“These projects will improve traffic flow and safety in northern Illinois, which benefits everyone,” Governor Quinn said in a press release. “The projects will also employ a number of construction workers, which will drive local economies forward.”

The projects, listed below, will be managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

In Ogle County:

Work on Pines Road from Ridge Road to Eighth Street in Oregon will be completed for $469,572 by Rock Road Companies, Inc., Janesville, Wis., the lowest of five bidders. The work will include resurfacing, new shoulders and striping.

A bridge that carries Fox Lane Road over a branch of Buffalo Creek about 2.5 miles southwest of Polo will be replaced with an aluminum box culvert. The work will be done for $131,610 by O’Brien Civil Works, Inc. Polo, the lowest of five bidders.

In Lee and Ogle Counties:

Ill. 251 will be resurfaced for 13.6 miles in Lee County and in Ogle County from I-88 to Chicago Road for $3,214,449 by Rock Road Companies, Inc., Janesville, Wis., the lowest of five bidders.

In Lee County:

Work on Angling Road from S. Paw Paw Road to the LaSalle County line will be completed for $558,148 by Advanced Asphalt Company, Princeton, the lowest of six bidders. The work will include resurfacing and new shoulders.

In Winnebago County:

A box culvert will be replaced that carries Ill.75 over a drainage ditch one-third mile west of Winslow Road in Winnebago County. Martin & Company Excavating, Oregon, was the lowest of nine bidders with a quote of $251,708.

The I-39 southbound ramp over U.S. Route 20 in Rockford will be resurfaced, a distance of just over a mile, for $186,854 by William Charles Construction Company, LLC, Loves Park, the lowest of three bidders.

“Illinois’ capital construction program helps communities by providing the resources needed to repair and improve our roads and bridges,” State Senator Tim Bivins (R-Dixon) said in a press release. “These projects also help regional contractors and boost construction jobs.”