A Quincy road construction company may be back to doing state funded projects sooner than expected.
On August 22nd, the state suspended R. L. Brink Corp. for 120 days based on allegations the company violated policies for classifying employees and reporting them to the Illinois Department of Transportation.
But Friday, an Adams County judge ruled IDOT is in indirect violation of a temporary restraining order issued September 4th.
Brink is ready to proceed with work, including a $560,000 project to resurface 20 blocks of streets in Quincy. It just needs IDOT to issue a Notice to Proceed, which the state has yet to do.
The following is a statement from R. L. Brink Corp.
R. L. Brink Corp. is pleased by the court's most recent rulings. The court ruled that our due process rights had been violated and took the necessary steps to remedy the injustice. Both R.L. Brink Corp, its officers and employees feel vindicated. We look forward to completing the Quincy Maintenance project once we are given the Notice to Proceed. The court issued a Preliminary Injunction which prohibits IDOT from directly or indirectly enforcing its suspension of August 22, 2012.
The court also issued a Rule to Show Cause against the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) as to why she should not be held in contempt of court for violating a prior court order.
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