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Possible upgrades to make Quincy's 48th St. safer for pedestrians

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Talks are now underway to make a busy Quincy road more attractive and safer for pedestrians.

The Adams County Board approved seeking a $1.02 million dollar grant from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program at its meeting Tuesday night.

The grant would allow the county to add bike lanes on both sides of 48th Street and sidewalks on the west side of the street between State and Harrison. The improvements are all in an effort to make the area safer for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists.

"The number of agencies going after these types of grants, it's a competitive process and we just hope we've got one of the more fortunate grants at this time," said Jim Frankenhoff, county engineer.

Coming up on WGEM News at 5 & 6, more from Frankenhoff on the timeline for the project. Plus, local residents weigh in on whether or not the extra features are needed along the busy route.

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