Breaking: IDOT announces Morton work to start this month

By Gary Scott on June 2, 2016 at 2:48pm

The Illinois Department of Transportation is announcing that its rehabilitation project for Morton Avenue in Jacksonville will begin the week of June 13th.

The resurfacing improvements will be for the stretch of Route 104 from a tenth of a mile east of Mound Road to a fifth of a mile east of Hardin Avenue.

“The project will consist of resurfacing, bridge repairs, culvert and storm sewer modernizations, traffic signal modernization, sidewalk improvements, and some reconstructing of concrete entrances. Some of the first work that will occur will not involve a lot of lane closures,” says Ron Archambeau, IDOT’s construction engineer for the project.

Archambeau says milling and resurfacing will start late this year or early next year. It’s anticipated the project will be complete by the fall of 2017.

Motorists are reminded that state law requires them to slow down in work zones.

The contractor for the ten-point-five-million-dollar project is Illinois Valley Paving of Springfield.