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Several projects slated for the area

$4.2 million going to Route 40 bridge replacement project

Spring road construction is on its way.

Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday announced nearly $500 million in bridge and road projects slated for the spring across the state, including several in the Sauk Valley.

"Illinois has a world-class transportation system, and we are making it even stronger by carrying out one of the largest spring construction programs ever," Quinn said. "This bold investment will help put thousands of people to work improving our roads and bridges and laying the foundation for economic development for years to come."

In Whiteside County

– $4.2 million will go toward replacing the four-lane Illinois Route 40 bridge over the Hennepin Feeder Canal south of U.S. Route 30 in Rock Falls. The deck-beam bridge will be replaced with a steel-beam bridge, and it will be raised a bit, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.

– $1.75 milion will fund resurfacing of about 5.5 miles of Illinois Route 78 from French Creek Road, south of Morrison, to Mohawk Road, south of Interstate 88.

In Lee County

– $30,000 will go toward pavement patching on about 1 mile of Illinois Route 26 (Galena Avenue) from Patricks Court, south of the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, to Interstate 88 in Dixon.

In Bureau County

– $2.5 million will fund resurfacing of about 8 miles of U.S. Route 34/U.S. Route 6 from east of Sheffield to Hazelwood Drive on the east side of Wyanet.

– $500,000 will go toward the Great Sauk Trail rest area on westbound Interstate 80, about 5 miles west of Illinois Route 26 near Princeton.

– $250,000 will fund sealing/microsurfacing from the Manlius village limits to County Highway 8 (Wyanet-Walnut Blacktop).

No start dates or project timelines were included in the spring project list released with the announcement.

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