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Archive for April 18th, 2014

Water main break affecting downtown La Salle

Posted by wlpo on April 18, 2014

A water main break at First and Marquette in LaSalle has been repaired.  The break Friday affected everyone from First to Second Street between Joliet and Gooding Streets.  A boil order is in place until further notice.   Public Works Director Jeff Bumgarner is hoping it won’t be the entire weekend.  The break had water gushing down Marquette street.

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Shoulder work and bridge painting included in Illinois Jobs Now! projects

Posted by wlpo on April 18, 2014

Expect to see shoulder work on Interstate 39 sometime this construction season. It’s one of a number of projects announced Thursday by Governor Pat Quinn and comes from the Illinois Jobs Now! Program.

The shoulders along Interstate 39 will be milled and the pavement resurfaced from just south of Route 251 to just south of Route 351. Advanced Asphalt Company of Princeton was the lower of two bidders at $729,000.

Several bridges over the Illinois River will be scrubbed and painted this season.  The structural steel on the Interstate 180 bridges over Illinois Route 26 and Bureau Creek west of Hennepin will be cleaned and painted for $700,000.

The Interstate 180 bridge over the Illinois River at Hennepin will be cleaned and painted for $166,000.

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