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Posted on: January 24, 2018

[ARCHIVED] City Seeks Support for IL 47 Improvements


The state of the roadway of the northern section the IL 47 corridor as well as safety concerns regarding the intersection of IL 47 and Galena Road has been discussed at recent City meetings.  The City is seeking funding for intersection improvements at IL 47 and Galena Road as well as the expansion of the northern IL 47 corridor.  This project will promote safety and efficient traffic flow north and south within the region.  Below the link "additional info" will refer you to a letter of support recently approved by the City Council that is being sent to IDOT to notify them that this is a pressing need in our community.  Also within the link, are 2 previous resolutions that were approved by the City Council concerning IL 47.  It is imperative that funding is programmed for these improvements. Because of budget cuts at the state level funding that was previously programmed has been removed.  Given the recent accidents at this intersection, the City is looking to receive immediate funding while the IL 47 expansion plan is being considered for funding on a longer term.  

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