Category Archive: Highway Department

Nov
18

WSIL: Highway Engineers Are Careful With Salt Supply

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Nov
18

Highway Department announces completion of major reconstruction project

The Union County Highway Department announced today that the reconstruction of Mount Hebron Road, Panther’s Den Road and Robinson Hill Road has been completed.  Approximately 5.8 miles of roads were improved.  The work included replacement of all existing drainage structures, extensive ditching, placing base course and two coats of oil and chip surface.  This work …

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Nov
18

Highway Department announces suspension of Skyline Drive project for season

The Union County Highway Department announced today that the reconstruction work on Skyline Drive between Jamestown Road and Old US Route 51 has been suspended for this construction season.  The culvert replacements have been completed and surface placement will be done next.  Placing the new surface will result in undesirable shoulder drop-offs that will be …

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Oct
06

Highway Department Announces Wing Hill Road Closure

The Union County Highway Department announced today that Wing Hill Road will be closed beginning Tuesday, October 14, 2014 between US Route 51 and Kerr Canyon Road. The road will be closed for a culvert replacement and it is expected to take 2-3 days to complete the project. Motorists will be required to use alternate …

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Aug
22

Fisher Lane Construction

The Union County Highway Department announced today that the replacement of the bridge on Fisher Lane near Dongola will begin Monday, August 25, 2014.  The contract was awarded to Dees, Inc. for $103,077.00 and will take approximately 2 months to complete. Motorists are urged to use caution while driving in this area and watch for …

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Aug
22

Skyline Drive Reconstruction

The Union County Highway Department announced today that the reconstruction work on Skyline Drive between Old US Route 51 and Jamestown Road will begin Monday, August 25, 2014.  The project start was delayed one week due to weather.  The contract was awarded to E.T. Simonds Construction Co. for $1,642,974.42 and will take 2-3 months to …

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Aug
15

Highway department, coroner volunteer time and labor to repair vandalized cemetary

Repair work is being planned at a rural Union County cemetery where a number of tombstones were damaged by vandals. A report about vandalism was shared at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Read more at the Gazette-Democrat …

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Dec
30

Multiple Departments, Citizen Work Together During Flood To Rescue Patient

Union County Highway Thank you Dec 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Multiple Departments, Citizen Work Together During Flood To Rescue Patient JONESBORO, IL—At a regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners, Union County Ambulance Service Director Grant Capel read a letter of thanks he had drafted to Union County Highway Department Superintendent Kevin Grammer. That letter expressed Capel’s gratitude to Highway …

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