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Chamber Event: How Will Widening of Route 47 Impact Area Business?

Chamber event set for Friday morning.

As IDOT continues to expand Route 47 some area business leaders are wondering how the construction will impact their business.

The Yorkville Chamber of Commerce, along with a representative of the Illinois Department of Transportation, is hosting a discussion Friday on the road expansion and how it will impact business.

Demolition of the Muellner building on the corner of Route 47 and Van Emmon Street was completed last month as the widening of Route 47 continues.

A retaining wall along Van Emmon Street to Fox Street is also scheduled for removal, however that is not expected to take place until a temporary widening of the pavement is complete, which should take place by mid-December, weather permitting.

Yorkville City Administrator Bart Olson said the $45 million Illinois Department of Transportation project will widen Route 47 to four lanes from Route 71 to Kennedy Road.

The event will be held at the chamber from 9-10 a.m. Registration is not required.

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