Illinois Valley Paving will be working in Franklin Street, from Cleveland Avenue to Wood Street, performing road construction work consisting of milling and paving, beginning Tuesday, May 18, 2013, weather permitting. This work will cause traffic lanes to be closed starting on the west side and moving eastward on Franklin Street, from Cleveland Avenue to Wood Street, starting at 6:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 14, 2013, and continuing to approximately 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Motorists should slow down, use extreme caution and be prepared for delays through the work zone. Please contact Nick Blickensderfer or Steve Whitaker at Illinois Valley Paving, at 217.422.1010, for further details.
Expect delays and congestion due to road work on the streets surrounding Central Park in downtown Decatur as workers prepair to begin the central Park Revitalization project. Work is expected to begin on Monday, September 17th and carry on until July of 2013.
Macon County Highway 26 (Country Club Rd.) will be closed to thru traffic starting Monday, June 25, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. until July 2013 for complete road reconstruction. The pavement will be removed and replaced. Stage 1 and Stage 2 will be closed between Lost Bridge Rd. and the Stovall Zoo entrance. Access to Scovill Zoo and the Children’s Museum will be maintained from US Route 36. If you have any questions, please call the Macon County Highway Department at (217) 424-1404.
East Firehouse Road in Long Creek is closed indefinitely due to a failed bridge. It will be closed between Walker Road and 70th Street in the Village of Long Creek. If you have any questions, please call the Macon County Highway Department at 424-1404.
Wyckles Road is closed to allow the contractor to complete joint work and overlay work on the bridge. The bridge is expected to be closed for four months to complete work on the structure.
Illinois Valley Paving, a division of United Contractors Midwest, Inc. from Decatur, Illinois is the prime contractor and Doug Holland is the Resident Engineer for the Department of Transportation. Questions concerning this project should be directed to Mr. Holland at (217) 876-8596 or Charles Slavens at the Effingham office at (217) 342-3951.