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Four-county area getting $2 million in road work

A little less than $2 million in road construction projects in Whiteside, Lee, Ogle and Bureau counties were announced Wednesday.

The Illinois Department of Transportation projects are being funded by Gov. Pat Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! construction program.

In Whiteside County

Pavement patching will be done on U.S. Route 30 from Hillandale Court to Bartlet Street in Morrison. G.M. Sipes Construction Inc. of Rushville won the job with a bid of $242,320.

In Lee County

Palmyra Road from just west of Lenox Road to Sugar Grove Road will be milled and resurfaced. Civil Constructors Inc. of Freeport bid $309,840.

In Ogle County

About 3.5 miles of state Route 48 will be milled and resurfaced, from just west of Thorp Road to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in Rochelle, for $1,175,752 by Martin & Co. Excavating of Oregon.

Also, a building will be demolished at the northwest corner of state Route 64 and Brayton Road in Mount Morris for $13,418 by N-TRAK Group of Roscoe.

In Bureau County

Overhead sign structures will be repaired and maintained at various county locations. Kujo Inc. of McHenry bid $169,608.

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