CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois’ reliance on rapidly diminishing federal funding to repair the state’s aging roads and bridges means that motorists waste hours stuck on congested roads and spend more on car repairs.
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — States across the country are accelerating their drive for new revenue to repair aging road systems, moves that come as the amount of federal funding has been falling.
A meeting held with state representatives and the Transportation for Illinois Coalition caught the attention of Knox County Engineer Duane Ratermann.
It can’t be avoided and it doesn’t matter what season we’re in, if the weather’s nice there will be road construction around Illinois.
ROCKTON, Ill. (AP) — When bat-mating season coincides with construction season in Illinois, the bats win.
The next phase of work to Knox County Highway 4 has taken its first step.
A professional services agreement was recommended to the full County board during last night’s Knox County Highway Committee meeting.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Cargo vans packed with electronic gear will soon be prowling the streets of Peoria.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A transportation group is proposing a plan to change the way Illinois pays for road construction, including an increase in gas taxes.
County Highway Administrator Duane Ratermann told the County Board’s Highway, Assessor, and Zoning Committee last night the recent snow melt and mild temperatures which caused flooding along the Spoon River near London Mills, also caused portions of County Highways 17 and 28 to be damaged and have to be repaired — the sort of damage Ratermann says doesn’t usually crop up this early in the year.