Road Work

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

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


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

By ROSS BROWN
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.


Road work on tap in Ford, Iroquois, Kankakee, Livingston counties

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced last week that starting June 1, there would be multiple road closures in Ford, Iroquois, Kankakee and Livingston counties.

Among the projects:

— A $252,981 contract was awarded to H.J. Eppel & Co. for the replacement of a box culvert on Illinois 116, three miles west of Illinois 47.


Lott Boulevard repairs to get under way soon

GIBSON CITY — The city sent a letter to residents Thursday, notifying them that Iroquois Paving Corp. will make repairs to Lott Boulevard, from 8th to 13th streets, in upcoming weeks.

“The project will entail the removal and replacement of curb and gutter, pavement patching, storm sewers, sidewalk removal and replacement, and HMA resurfacing,” the letter says.


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