Work on Rantoul plant progressing inside now

Work on Rantoul plant progressing inside now

RANTOUL — With the shell up on the Easton-Bell Sports plant west of Rantoul, work is progressing on the interior.

Village Inspector Dan Culkin told the village board at its February study session this week that the steel work inside the building is "three-fourths of the way done."

"It's interesting when you stand on the east end and look west, it's a lot of steel," Culkin said.

He said the roof is one-third completed. Work is also progressing in other areas.

Greg Hazel, director of public works, said the water main extension for the mammoth plant is about 90 percent completed.

"We're hoping to test the lines in the next week and a half," Hazel said.

He also said the advertisement for construction of Innovation Road, which will serve the plant to the north, went out this week. Bids are due Feb. 22.

Hazel requested a special meeting of the village board for Tuesday, Feb. 26, to award the contract.

A mid-June target date has been set for the project to be done.

The board will be asked to approve at its Tuesday meeting a budget amendment to accommodate larger-than-budgeted expenditures for installation of the public portions of the water main and sanitary sewer facilities for the plant along Innovation Road.

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