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Bids Too High for Street Project

Macomb, IL – Macomb wants to put another traffic light intersection on its busy east side, but the project has encountered a stop sign. The low bid is 28% higher than what the city estimated. Mayor Mick Wisslead says city staff and engineers will spend this week reviewing options. They could include rebidding the project, which calls creating for a traffic light intersection on Route 136 where Burger King and Wal-Mart are located. Wisslead hopes a recommendation will be ready for aldermen next week. Wisslead says the project will be paid for with city money generated from the half-cent sales tax. He says the state will not chip in any funding.