I-57 Widening News Conference

Construction underway along I-57 in Southern IL.

Governor Quinn Breaks Ground on $10.6 Million Widening Project for I-57 near Marion
Project Will Improve Key Southern Illinois Highway and Create Hundreds of Construction Jobs;

MARION – Summer 2013 Governor Pat Quinn joined state and local officials to break ground on a $10.6 million I-57 widening project near Marion. The improvements between Marion and Johnston City will include adding a third traffic lane, replacing and widening the I-57 bridges over Lake Creek Branch and other associated work. This project is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.

“This stretch of I-57 near Marion is one of the most critical for drivers in the region,” Governor Quinn said. “This project will make getting to work, school or connecting with family easier while bringing jobs and more economic growth to Southern Illinois.”

“We are proud to break ground on such an important project and plan for another robust construction season in the Southern Illinois region,” Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider said. “This project will support the STAR Bond Commercial District and is essential for the expansion of commerce in Southern Illinois. In addition, the project will improve safety and reduce traffic congestion for motorists.” (IDOT Press Release July 15, 2013)

EFK Moen Office Manager Shelley Dintelman and the Fairview Heights office prepared the plans and specifications for this project for IDOT D-9 Carbondale staff.  EFK Moen was tasked this work through a work order contract by Modjeski and Masters (Edwardsville, IL). Construction should be completed December,2014.

Governor Quinn Breaks Ground on $10.6 Million Widening Project for I-57 near Marion

Governor Quinn Breaks Ground on $10.6 Million Widening Project for I-57 near Marion