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      Millions headed to Adams, Hancock and Pike Counties for road projects

      Adams, Hancock and Pike Counties will receive $4.1 million from the state for road projects.

      A six-tenths of a mile section of U.S. Route 24 near Interstate 172 northeast of Quincy will be patched and resurfaced for $1,283,903.

      Another project involves intersection improvements at Illinois Route 57 and Lock and Dam Road in Quincy.

      A bridge over a drainage ditch two miles west of Ursa will be rehabilitated for $211,697.

      County Contractors, Inc. of Quincy was the lowest bidder for the above projects.

      G.M. Sipes Construction, Inc. of Rushville will patch Interstate 172 from just north of the Pike/Adams County line to just east of the Illinois Route 96 exit on Interstate 72 for $289,628.

      More than 7.5 miles of Illinois Route 106 from east of Kiser Creek to east of Barry will be milled and resurfaced for $1,787,736 by Illinois Valley Paving, a Division of United Contractors Midwest, Inc. of Springfield.

      Another project involves reconstructing 33 traffic inlets at various locations along Illinois Route 96 from south of Adrian Road to U.S. Route 136 in Hamilton. County Contractors, Inc. of Quincy won the bid for $146,372.

      Two-tenths of a mile of shoulder reconstruction on Illinois Route 96 east of Nauvoo will be done for $173,962 by W.L. Miller Company of Hamilton.

      Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced the capital investments on Thursday as part of his Illinois Jobs Now! Program .