Kankakee Valley Construction Company has been awarded a $8.2 million stipend for the already-announced Illinois Route 17 widening project.
Gov. Pat Quinn's office sent out a news release Thursday announcing the two-year widening and resurfacing project.
The 3.3-mile segment of Route 17 West out to the Limestone School Road in Limestone will be widened and resurfaced.
A 13-foot wide center turn lane will be added through the entire stretch of highway and 8-foot-wide shoulders also will be added on each side. The entire segment will receive a new asphalt surface.