I-70 LANE CLOSURES FOR BEAVER CREEK BRIDGE REPAIR
According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there will be lane closures with width restrictions on eastbound and westbound I-70 at the Illinois Rt. 127 exit in Bond County. The closures are necessary to complete bridge approach repairs over Beaver Creek. Work begins Monday, July 25 and should be completed this fall. At least one of the two lanes will remain open at all times. Please watch for stopped vehicles and allow extra time when traveling through the work zone. Signing and traffic control devices will be provided to aid motorists through the work zones.
KASKASKIA COLLEGE GUEST ARTISTS AND SPEAKERS SERIES LINE UP
The Kaskaskia College Artists and Speakers Series line-up for the 2011-2012 season includes a nice assortment of bluegrass music, comedy, stage acts, and Broadway show tunes. The season kicks off September 17 with “OD TAPO IMI Steel Drums & More.” “Team Rootberry,” a blend of comic timing, world-class technical juggling, and inspired teamwork performs October 15 and the Grammy nominated bluegrass band “The Grascals” are in concert December 11. The 2012 portion of the season begins with the musical, “Seussical, the Musical,” a delightful romp through Dr. Seuss classics. Comedian Chonda Pierce is in the Jane Knight Auditorium March 31 and concluding the season April 20 will be “The Lowe Family,” a musical, theatrical and dance performance. Tickets are available by calling 618-545-3223.
SECOND INSTALLMENT OF "ILLINOIS JOBS NOW!" FUNDS
The Illinois Department of Transportation is providing a second $100 million capital investment to address local transportation needs and put people to work throughout Illinois. The $100 million in Illinois Jobs Now! funding will be distributed to local officials to repair municipal, township and county infrastructure, and improve public safety.
The funds are part of the six-year, $31 billion "Illinois Jobs Now!" program and represents the second of five $100 million annual investments to fund municipal, township, and county projects statewide.
Projects will be selected and managed locally with the Illinois Department of Transportation providing oversight. The types of projects include street and bridge maintenance, upgraded traffic signals, new storm sewers and bike baths, sidewalk replacement, and pothole repairs. Funds are based on a motor fuel tax formula and are equal to the amount distributed last year. The distributions are as follows: