The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that the ramp from southbound interstate I-55 to eastbound I-70 and the ramp from northbound I-55 to westbound I-270 will be closed September 29th from 5am to 9PM. The ramps need resurfacing. A detour will be marked, and drivers should take the closure into consideration.
TRANSCANADA PIPELINE GETS APPROVAL FROM NATIONAL ENERGY BOARD
It was recently announced that the National Energy Board has approved the application by TransCanada Keystone Pipeline to construct and operate the Canadian portion of the main line. The proposed project would eventually make its way through southern Bond County and on to Patoka. The line would be able to transport nearly 435,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta, Canada.
The Keystone project would consist of 30" and 36" pipelines, within a 110' wide corridor; however, in Illinois, a portion is proposed with 24" line and a 95' wide corridor. Construction on the $2.1 billion oil pipeline is scheduled to start in 2008 in Canada, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska, and in 2009 in Kansas, Missouri and Illinois.
A representative from TransCanada will be the guest speaker at this week's South Central Illinois Growth Alliance meeting at Kaskaskia College.
TUNE INTO WGEL FOR
GREENVILLE JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL
The Bluejays baseball team’s great season continued on Saturday with a win in the Sectional over Chatham-Gleenwood, in Greenville. The bluejays won 5-4 and will play next against Manteno, in Peoria, on Friday at 10AM, in the elite eight. Principal of the Junior High, Gary Brauns, will provide WGEL Radio with reports during the game.