The public hearing on the Wigwam Hollow Road bridge replacement project
More information is now known about plans to replace the Wigwam Hollow Road bridge in Macomb.
A public hearing on the project was held during the City Council's September 4 meeting. Eric Moe of McClure Engineering said the bridge will be widened from 20 feet to 30 feet. A sidewalk will be added on the east side for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Moe said the bridge will be doubled in length to 200 feet. It will stretch from Jana Road to Woodland Lane. He said the new length will prevent floodwaters from topping the bridge.
The Bushnell-Prairie City School Board is conducting its second search for a new superintendent in less than a year.
Recently-retired Superintendent David Messersmith originally intended to stay on through the current school year. Debate over reforming the state pension plan made him reconsider. He retired at the end of July after consultation with the school board.
The school board hired the Illinois Association of School Boards to begin the search for a new superintendent.