Road Work

Paxton to pick engineer to negotiate streetscape improvement costs

PAXTON — The Paxton City Council is expected to vote Tuesday night on the selection of an engineering firm to negotiate costs of the city's proposed downtown streetscape improvement project.

Sometime this year, the city is expected to begin revamping its historic downtown business district with the construction of a new street, curbs, sidewalks and street lights.

40-plus local road projects included in IDOT's multi-year plan

PONTIAC — State Rep. Tom Bennett, R-Gibson City, recently expressed his appreciation for the Illinois Department of Transportation’s inclusion of more than 40 local road projects in its multi-year improvement program.

The projects announced recently by IDOT are planned to take place between 2019 and 2024.

U.S. 45 to be closed to traffic between Paxton, Rantoul

LUDLOW — U.S. 45 will be closed to traffic between Paxton and Rantoul from April 2 until Sept. 28.

The two-lane highway will be closed to all traffic starting about three miles south of Paxton as workers repair a bridge over the Big Four drainage ditch.

Drivers are advised to use an alternate route.

Paxton road repairs prioritized


PAXTON — Members of the Paxton City Council’s public works committee were given updates about the public works department’s future projects during a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

Loda Village Board approves coating of Franklin Street

LODA — This summer, certain roads in Loda will finally be oiled and chipped.

The village’s treasurer, Myles Reck, said during last week’s village board meeting that there was some $170,000 in the village’s motor fuel tax (MFT) account to pay for the oiling and chipping of roads this summer.

Streets eyed for repair reviewed by Paxton aldermen

PAXTON — A list of streets eyed for repair this summer was reviewed by the Paxton City Council during an adjourned meeting on April 25.

Work continues on Illinois 54 between Gibson City, Melvin

GIBSON CITY — The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Monday that work to replace three Illinois 54 structures between Melvin and Gibson City continues.

A $2.274 million contract to complete the work was awarded to Tobey’s Construction & Cartage Inc. of Herscher.

Street work starts Tuesday in Paxton

PAXTON — The city is advising residents that there will be heavy equipment, dust, dirt and noise in areas where curbs and streets are being repaired this week in Paxton.

Starting Tuesday, the city will start repairing curbs in the 300, 400 and 500 blocks of West Orleans Street, the 400 and 500 blocks of West Center Street and the 200 block of South Elm Street.

Bid accepted for spray-patching of Gibson City streets

Ford County Record correspondent

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City Council members approved a bid for spray-patching of city streets at their meeting Monday night.

Section of 800N between Melvin, Roberts to be resurfaced

PAXTON — The Ford County Board voted unanimously Monday to accept a $1.4 million bid from Iroquois Paving Corp. for the resurfacing of a 7.4-mile section of County Road 800 North, commonly known as Loda Lake Road.

The project would span from Illinois 115 in Wall Township south of Roberts to Illinois 54 in Dix Township south of Melvin.

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