The snowstorm that dumped several inches on Illinois has moved out of the state. But high winds and extremely cold temperatures are causing conditions to remain dangerous.
Beginning January 1, the maximum speed limit in Illinois will increase to 70 miles an hour. But you might want to hold off on the throttle for at least a few weeks.
Ground has been broken for a 6 mile bypass near Biggsville. One of the main goals of the project is to move route 34 away from West Central High School.
The first of two bridges north of Macomb on U.S. 67 will be replaced this construction season. They're located one mile south of the intersection with Highway 9.
Crews will begin the $4 million project May 14th.
Bill Lewis is the construction field engineer for the project. County Contractors, Inc. of Quincy will do the work.
He says, “The schedule's pretty tight for them to get that first structure done this year. So they'll jump into that right away.”