Monday, April 22, 2013
The program also includes funding for passenger rail development in Kendall County and the purchase of new buses for service expansion into Kendall County.
Route 47 is going to be getting some love over the next six-years. State Representatives Kay Hatcher (R-Yorkville) and Tom Cross (R-Oswego) announced that area residents will benefit from local road, mass transit and airport improvements included in the state’s six-year transportation construction program. “The Fox Valley continues to be one of the fastest growing areas in the country. Our transportation infrastructure absolutely must keep pace with our growing communities,” said Rep. Hatcher in a release. “These needed upgrade projects and the jobs they provide are all good news for local families.” “Not only will this provide vital road and highway improvements, it will also create jobs in our communities,” added Cross. “These projects …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Grant part of $50 million in federal funds administered by Illinois Department of Transportation,
Yorkville was awarded a state grant of $491,720 for decorative street lighting and aesthetic streetscapes on Route 47, but when construction begins is unknown. The grant is a portion of $50 million in Illinois Transportation Enhancement Project funding announced this week by Gov. Pat Quinn. ITEP provides federal funding for community based projects that “expand travel choices and enhance the transportation experience by improving the cultural, historic, aesthetic and environmental aspects of our transportation infrastructure,” according to the press release. The Yorkville streetscape project has a price tag of approximately $900,000, according to an email from City Administrator Bart Olson. To receive the grant money the city would be …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
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 …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Avoid trouble spots along Chicago-area interstates during your 4th of July travels.
Provided by the Illinois Toll Highway Authority. The Tollway is restricting construction activity and suspending all temporary construction lane closures from noon on Tuesday, July 3, through 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 5. Some work may continue behind barriers to keep work on schedule, but this work will not impact traffic. Major construction areas where drivers should plan for slower traffic during the holiday include: Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80) Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) A 45 mph speed limit is in effect 24/7 in all construction zones regardless ofwhether workers are present. The minimum penalty for speeding in a work zone is $375. For more information:
Thursday, November 24, 2011
State's plan to purchase the business' entrance for Ridge Road won't doom the farm, which has already built a new shop/warming center and animal pens.
When the state calls to say they want a chunk of your land, including the entrance to your business, you either fold up your tent and call it a day or come up with plan B. Karen Anderson went with plan B, which means that while this may be the last year you’ll see the little wooden house and plywood Santa at the Route 126 entrance to Anderson Tree Farm – the state’s extension of Ridge Road is going straight down her driveway – her cut-your-own Christmas tree business isn’t going anywhere. Anderson, whose father started the rural Plainfield tree farm in 1969, has already relocated the gift shop/warming center to a new, more spacious building and erected new pens for her menagerie of petting zoo animals. When the state completes Ridge Road, …