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East Street construction in Macomb ahead of schedule

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MACOMB, Ill. (WGEM) - Driving on the streets of Macomb will soon get a lot smoother as one major project is ahead of schedule.

Mayor Mike Inman says completely reconstructing East Street in Macomb was big on the city's to-do list for safety reasons, as the street was extremely narrow and had limited drainage.
   
The $1.3 million project completely reconstructs traffic lanes from Wheeler Street to University Drive.

The project includes the addition of a multi-use path for pedestrians and bicyclists, an addition Inman says was a must.

"It's a heavily populated residential area that will be connecting with a park," Inman said. "We thought it would be a good opportunity to put a combined use path where pedestrians and bicyclists can enjoy the same safe way to get from point A to point B."

Inman says the project is expected to wrap up by Labor Day Weekend.
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