IDOT’s District Six let out bids on January 18th for a pavement patching project from Massey Lane to Brooklyn Avenue. The project is approximately two-and-three-quarter miles in length. Estimates on cost weren’t immediately available.
The second is a major resurfacing project funded by the state’s 2013-2018 Highway Improvement Program. It’ll go from Mound Road to Hardin Avenue for about three-and-three-quarter miles. Traffic signals would also be updated. That project would cost an estimated $4.4-million.
The department is currently in the planning study phase of engineering to analyze current conditions, indentify deficiencies and then recommend needed improvements to the corridor.
When the planning study is completed, the design phase of engineering will begin to prepare contract plans for letting and acquire any necessary right-of-way for the project.
The Morton Avenue project is one of eight currently scheduled in West Central Illinois as part of the Highway Improvement Program. There are two expected to be completed this year- the Route 67 resurfacing project in White Hall and the Route 125 resurfacing project in Ashland.