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State distributes money for area projects

DIXON – The state on Thursday announced that it was distributing money for area road projects.

It is giving $179,000 for a project to resurface a mile of Palmyra Road from Swarts Road to just west of Wolverine Road in Lee County.

Civil Constructors of Freeport was the lowest of the two bidders. The project will be managed by the state Department of Transportation. 

In Whiteside County, the state is appropriating $875,637 for a bridge carrying state Route 172 over a county ditch 2 miles north of Tampico. Sjostrom & Sons of Rockford was the lowest of five bidders.

Pavement patching will be done on Interstate 88 from state Route 78 to the Rock Island County line for $205,287 by G.M. Sipes Construction of Rushville, the lowest of five bidders.

A loading ramp will be built at the Rock Falls Readiness Center for $163,000 by Sjostrom & Sons, the lowest of four bidders. The project will use $110,000 in federal and $53,000 in state funds and is managed by the Illinois Capital Development Board.

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