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Governor Quinn Stops In Utica

Posted by wlpo on September 8, 2010

As cars and trucks roared by, Governor Pat Quinn announced funding for a project in Utica that he hopes keeps the traffic flowing.

Quinn held a press conference Wednesday afternoon near the Route 178 and Interstate 80 interchange to say the state is investing 14.9 million dollars in reconstructing the interchange.  Both Quinn and IDOT Secretary Gary Hannig say the improved interchange will stimulate economic recovery, create jobs and increase traffic safety.

D Construction of Coal City has been awarded the construction job which includes wider ramps and longer acceleration and deceleration lanes on and off the interstate.  The new interchange is expected to be done by Labor Day of 2012.

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