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ASHKUM — The southbound lanes of Interstate 57 will be closed south of Ashkum from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on both Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, announced the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Southbound I-57 traffic will be detoured east on Illinois 116, south on U.S. 45, west on U.S. 24 and then south to I-57.
LUDLOW — A section of U.S. 45, spanning from the Ford County line to Rantoul, will be resurfaced as part of the Illinois Department of Transportation’s six-year transportation construction program.
SPRINGFIELD — One bridge in Ford County will be repaired, and two in Iroquois County will be replaced, using funds from Gov. Pat Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program.
PAXTON — The Paxton City Council’s street and alley committee voted Monday to recommend to the full council that the city spend about $125,000 in motor fuel tax money to repair streets this summer.
GIBSON CITY — The city expects to advertise for bids on the Wood Street storm sewer separation project yet this month.
Superintendent Randy Stauffer said Monday night that the mild winter will allow work to start earlier than anticipated. The project is expected to take 30-60 days and will be supervised by Donahue and Associates of Champaign.
BUCKLEY — The village board voted Monday night to allow the village’s maintenance supervisor, Wayne Link, to contact an engineering firm to arrange for seeking bids for the chipping and sealing of some streets.
By SANDY COFFEY
Paxton Record correspondent
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Council voted 5-0 Monday to pass a resolution to relocate a hydrant and valves on Illinois 9 on the southwest corner of the Jordan Industrial Park.
Mayor Dan Dickey said the relocation of the hydrant and valves was requested by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).
PAXTON — The Paxton City Council on Monday approved a $171,182 contract with Iroquois Paving for motor fuel tax road work.
The contract is $5,000 less than engineering estimates. It was the lower of two bids submitted.
PAXTON — The developer of the Pioneer Trail Wind Farm near Paxton is making good on its contract to repair the 35 miles of township and county roads used to build the 94-turbine wind farm last fall.
PAXTON — The Paxton City Council met in adjourned session Wednesday to amend its budget for the current fiscal year, which ends April 30.
The amending of the budget is a formality in which money is shifted from various line items to reflect over- or under-spending.
“You can’t spend money you haven’t appropriated,” city attorney Bob Martensen told aldermen.