Road Work

Section of Illinois 115 re-opens in Ford County

ROBERTS — The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced Thursday that it has re-opened a section of Illinois 115 in Ford County that had been closed in order to make repairs to a deteriorated double-barrel box culvert.


Contract with wind farm developer calls for millions in escrow

PAXTON — The co-developer of a wind farm planned for northern Ford County and southern Kankakee County said that an escrow agreement approved by the Ford County Board last week calls for the developers to provide several million dollars in financial security to Ford County to cover repairs and improvements to public roads used to build the wind farm.


Plans outlined for future work projects in Paxton

PAXTON — Two committees of the Paxton City Council met Monday night to outline plans for future work projects.

The public works committee recommended that the full council approve spending up to $25,000 for a new wireless control system that connects the city’s water towers to the pumping station.


Bridges on north side of Rantoul to be closed for six months

RANTOUL — The bridges carrying North Maplewood Drive and the adjacent pedestrian/bicycle facility over the south leg of the Upper Salt Creek on the north side of Rantoul will be closed for replacement starting Monday, the Champaign County Highway Department announced.


Lott Boulevard project still moving ahead in Gibson City

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City Council on Monday night members approved several measures that should assure continuation of the Lott Boulevard project.


Street financing issue discussed by Gibson City Council

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Council’s finance committee met Jan. 7 to discuss how to correct a problem with street financing that dates back to 2008.


Missing paperwork an issue for Gibson City Council

GIBSON CITY — The city, its engineers and the Illinois Department of Transportation are having a major problem with documentation for the Melvin Street project that was completed in 2008.


Lott on the table

GIBSON CITY — Work on the Lott Boulevard project will officially move forward after the council approved spending up to $20,239 for engineering supervision of the city crew’s work. Their work will include removing the median and its surrounding curbing, and pouring new concrete fill.


Ford County Board warned MFT payments being withheld by state

PAXTON — Ford County’s monthly allotment of motor fuel tax (MFT) revenue for road work has taken a hit already — and the situation may only get worse.


Gibson City workers to complete first step of Lott Blvd. project

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City street and alley department workers will complete the first step of the Lott Boulevard resurfacing project this summer by removing the medians between 8th and 12th streets and replacing them with rock and concrete as decided by a 4-3 vote at Monday’s city council meeting.


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