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Bill Knight – May 29
11:22 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Time Running Out for Roads and Bridges in Illinois

An Illinois road in need of repairs
Credit Rich Egger

The Illinois legislature’s spring session is supposed to end this week, roads and bridges are deteriorating, and state and federal programs to fund construction are expiring, so an unusual coalition of business and labor proposed a plan to address the situation.

However, it’s unclear where it stands in Springfield.

Wrapping up are Illinois Jobs Now – which funds maintenance and construction of roads, highways and public transit, set to end July 1 – and the federal Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), ending Sept. 30 (if its funds don’t run out sooner).

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Arctic Blast
3:06 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Travel Still Dangerous

Credit Rich Egger

The snowstorm that dumped several inches on Illinois has moved out of the state.  But high winds and extremely cold temperatures are causing conditions to remain dangerous. 

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New Illinois Law
1:26 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Not So Fast With 70 MPH Speed Limit

This Illinois Department of Transportation map shows where the speed limit increases to 70 mph as of January 1, 2014.
Credit IDOT

Beginning January 1, the maximum speed limit in Illinois will increase to 70 miles an hour. But you might want to hold off on the throttle for at least a few weeks.

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Six miles of IL-34 to become 4-lane
2:48 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Biggsville Bypass Breaks Ground

34 Voices Members Justin Allaman and Julianna Gillam at the groundbreaking of the Biggsville Bypass.
Credit SSS

Ground has been broken for a 6 mile bypass near Biggsville. One of the main goals of the project is to move route 34 away from West Central High School.

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$4 million project on U.S. 67 north of Macomb
3:55 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Bridge Replacement to Begin

U.S. 67 bridge slated for replacement

The first of two bridges north of Macomb on U.S. 67 will be replaced this construction season. They're located one mile south of the intersection with Highway 9.

Crews will begin the $4 million project May 14th.

Bill Lewis is the construction field engineer for the project. County Contractors, Inc. of Quincy will do the work.

He says, “The schedule's pretty tight for them to get that first structure done this year. So they'll jump into that right away.”

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