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Monmouth Seeks Skywalk to Park Area

Monmouth, IL – Monmouth is moving ahead with plans to build a skywalk over Highway 34. The city's share of the estimated $1.4 million project would be about $280,000. The city hopes to get the rest through an Illinois Department of Transportation grant. Mayor Rod Davies says the skywalk would provide a safe way to get pedestrians over a busy bypass to the Citizen's Lake recreation facilities. The skywalk could be used by bike riders and would be handicapped accessible. The city hopes to know by December whether it will receive the grant.