State frees up $1.2 million for Sugar Grove road project
By Steve Lord email@example.com August 16, 2013 10:48AM
Gov. Pat Quinn
Updated: September 19, 2013 9:52AM
SUGAR GROVE — Gov. Pat Quinn Thursday announced the state would free up $1.2 million toward improving the northern entrance to Waubonsee Community College.
Part of the Illinois Jobs Now! program, the money will go toward reconstructing the intersection of Waubonsee Drive and Old Oaks Drive with Route 47, adding left-turn lanes and a traffic signal.
The intersection is the northern entrance to the community college, and has long been considered dangerous.
The Illinois Department of Transportation awarded the project to Geneva Construction Company Inc. of Aurora, the lowest of five bidders.
“This construction project will improve a key intersection in the Sugar Grove area,” Quinn said. “Additionally, it will also employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy as well.”
State Rep. Kay Hatcher, R-Yorkville, called the intersection “a needed upgrade,” and said “the jobs it provides are all good news for families in Sugar Grove and surrounding areas.”
“The Fox Valley continues to be one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, and our transportation infrastructure absolutely must keep pace with our growing communities,” Hatcher said.