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Macomb residents get more information on proposed bypass

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MACOMB, Ill. (WGEM) -

The Illinois Department of Transportation held an open house Tuesday night to talk with residents about the upcoming Macomb bypass project.

When finished, the bypass will connect US 67 north of Macomb with Illinois 336 west of the city.

It's the last link in the Chicago to Kansas City expressway.

Grading and dirt work on the Macomb bypass will begin next spring.

And IDOT officials say you can expect road closures during the project.

Tom Lacy says, "there will be some temporary road closures during the project, they'll range anywhere from 5 days to the County Highway 14 closure which is from when school gets out to when school begins again to try to reduce the inconvienence to the school traffic so that's kind of the range of closures."

The project still needs more than $32.5 million for paving work on two lanes of the four-lane corridor.  If secured, it would get traffic moving around Macomb by 2016.

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