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In mid-April, Governor Quinn presented Illinois’ six year construction plan for the improvement and creation of highways and streets. These plans run from Fiscal Year 2014-2019 and detail all the planned projects across the state (Note: Fiscal Year 2014 begins July 1, 2013). Below are the highlights for local projects in McDonough County and surrounding areas:
— Land acquisition on US 67/Illinois 110/336 (Northeast Macomb Bypass), from north of Spring Lake Road to US 136 (east) northeast of Macomb, is programmed during FY 2015-2019 at a cost of $1.4 million.
— An archaeological survey from US 136 northeast of Macomb to Illinois 101 and engineering for contract plans from north of Industry to Illinois 101 are programmed during FY 2015‑2019 at a cost of $3.2 million. SAFETEA-LU provided $1.6 million in HPP funds for this corridor.
— A bridge replacement, railroad flagger and utility adjustments on Illinois 95 over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, east of Illinois 41 in McDonough County, are programmed during FY 2014‑2019 at a cost of $2.8 million. Of this total, utility adjustments are programmed in FY 2014 for a cost of $50,000.
— Engineering for contract plans on Illinois 336 (Macomb to Peoria), from west of Hanna City to Interstate 474 in Peoria County, is programmed during FY 2015‑2019 at a cost of $2.1 million. SAFETEA-LU provided $5.2 million in HPP funds and $2 million in TI funds for this Corridor.
— A bridge replacement and construction engineering for Wigwam Hollow Road over the East Fork of the LaMoine River, 1.5 miles north of US 136 in McDonough County, are programmed in FY 2014 at a cost of $2.4 million. This is a local Illinois Major Bridge Program project that is contingent upon the local agency providing matching funds.
— Replacement of three 35-foot diesel busses and four 30-foot diesel buses for the city of Macomb Rolling Stock at a cost of $2.475 million, funded by the state of Illinois.
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