Road Work

Road Work

Around the area: Hayes returns to Monticello council

MONTICELLO — After a seven-month absence, Tim Hayes is back on the city council. The 12-year councilman, who lost his Ward 1 seat by a single vote last April, was named to an empty alderman seat by new mayor Larry Stoner. The council ratified it by a 5-2 vote.

The unexpired term will be up for election again in the spring of 2017.

Some aldermen opposed to plans for shared-use path at Danville High School

DANVILLE — A roundabout, median and project costs have some Danville aldermen hesitating to throw their support behind a project to build a shared-use path adjacent to Danville High School.

Area update: Rantoul police chief finalists coming to town

RANTOUL — A meet-and-greet with the public and the two mystery finalists for Rantoul police chief has been scheduled for next week.

Tom's Mailbag, Nov. 27, 2015

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The roads more traveled

If you're driving during the Thanksgiving holiday week, don't wait till Wednesday if you can help it.

Over a seven-year period, that day of the Thanksgiving week has more accidents than any other in Champaign and Vermilion counties, according to state crash records.

Part of Windsor Road work to be redone

URBANA — A small portion of the new concrete on Windsor Road will have to be torn up and re-poured early next year as a result of an unusually high number of cracks that have appeared on the pavement.

Piatt County Board approves bid for Monticello Road work

MONTICELLO — Monticello Road will get some much-needed upgrades beginning in the spring.

County board members unanimously voted to accept a $4,853,677.40 bid from Open Road paving of Urbana to perform the work.

Original estimates for the project were $4.6 million but County Engineer Eric Seibring felt the increase was warranted.

Road work planned in Danville

DANVILLE — Next week, city crews will begin resurfacing several streets, including Poland Road outside the city.

Tom's Mailbag, Oct. 23, 2015

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The "W" flag has been put away for the winter, but what a fun, entertaining summer the Cubs gave us. Here's to more and greater successes in 2016.