Macomb Bypass en More Money for Macomb Bypass <p>Illinois has released $32.9 million to pay for the next phase of the Macomb bypass. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 23:22:14 +0000 Rich Egger 37626 at More Money for Macomb Bypass The Impact of Highway Bypasses <p>Highway bypasses have been built around some western Illinois communities and more are coming. A grant from IDOT will allow the Western Illinois Regional Council to study the impact of those bypasses. Thu, 09 May 2013 06:12:00 +0000 Rich Egger 33360 at The Impact of Highway Bypasses Transportation Advocates Push for Capital Bill <p>Illinois lawmakers are sure to hear next year from transportation advocates who say the state needs a new capital bill to pay for transit projects and boost the economy.<br><br>The case was made August 22 by the <a href="" target="_blank">Transportation for Illinois Coalition</a>, which held a regional summit in Macomb. The Coalition is made up of business and labor representatives as well as politicians of both major parties.<br> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 00:06:14 +0000 Rich Egger 20430 at Transportation Advocates Push for Capital Bill Macomb Looks to Grow West <p>Macomb is in talks with BNSF that could help the city expand. The plan is to annex the railroad&#39;s right-of-way westward to the future site of the Macomb bypass.<br /><br />&ldquo;Our primary goal is to take advantage of those folks willing to come in that are businesses -- commercial developments -- that bring sales tax revenue in to the city,&rdquo; said Mayor Mike Inman.<br /><br />He said the annexation might also increase the city&#39;s population base, though he feels that would be &ldquo;icing on the cake.&rdquo;<br /> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 00:15:14 +0000 Rich Egger 19158 at Macomb Looks to Grow West Groundbreaking For Macomb Bypass <p>Work will begin Thursday, July 5 to build a bridge that will carry Route 136 traffic over the future Route 336. The project is the beginning of the Macomb Bypass.<br /><br />Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider came to the area for the groundbreaking ceremony, which took place on a hot and humid afternoon in a grassy field just west of Macomb. Schneider was joined by politicians, labor leaders, city and county workers, and others.<br /> Sat, 30 Jun 2012 22:30:17 +0000 Rich Egger 17610 at Groundbreaking For Macomb Bypass