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home : news : north central illinois   May 24, 2016

3/27/2013 1:01:00 PM
Governor: Early spring road projects planned in Bureau County

Lee Strubinger
Princeton Bureau Chief

WYANET — Bureau County is slated to receive $3.28 million for road resurfacing and rest area repairs as part of an early construction season program announced by Gov. Quinn this week.

One project in Bureau County is a $2.5 million resurfacing project for 8.02 miles of road on U.S. 34/U.S. 6 from east of Sheffield to Hazelwood drive in Wyanet, expected to be completed in 55 working days. Included in the resurfacing project is shoulder work, paint pavement marking and 84 feet of concrete curb and gutter work, according to an April letting notice.

Another project in Manlius consists of the application of a cape seal, also known as a bituminous surface treatment, to the existing surface of FAS Route 245 from Maple Street to County Highway 8, for a total of 4.9 miles. The $254,000 resurfacing project includes 89 tons of bituminous materials, the cover and seal coats, 779 tons of seal coat aggregate, 10,994 pounds of crack filling and 4,691 feet of short term pavement markings. The completion date is set for Aug. 9, according to the notice.

Another project set for Bureau County is repairs and renovation at the westbound Interstate 80 Great Sauk Trails rest area. The $500,000 renovation includes pipe and gutter work, along with sidewalk and pavement repairs, expected to take 40 working days, according to the notice.

* La Salle County is scheduled for 6.42 miles of resurfacing on U.S. 6 from Route 71 near Ottawa to the east limits of Marseilles, expected to take 45 working days, according to the notice.

Lee Strubinger can be reached at (815) 879-5200 or at ntprinceton@newstrib.

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