Dudley Street pavement improvements begin in Macomb

Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 4:57 PM CDT
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MACOMB, Ill. (WGEM) - Road crews began repaving Dudley Street Tuesday morning. It’s part of Macomb’s 2022 Road Improvement Project.

Since early September, crews have repaved nearly a dozen streets.

Public Works Director Alice Ohrtmann said the repaving on Dudley Street should be completed on Friday with restriping taking place on Monday, Sept. 26. Until then, Ohrtmann encourages drivers to take an alternate route.

“Dudley is one of the main thoroughfares here in Macomb and so we’re really encouraging drivers to take an alternate route,” Ohrtmann said. " There’s a lot of streets that go from Jackson down to Grant if you’re trying to the hospital or the schools.”

Ohrtmann mentioned the water main problems Dudley Street has faced have caused the road to deteriorate.

“There have been numerous watermain breaks under Dudley Street over the past several years, so the street was in horrible condition,” Ortmann added.

All lanes will be open overnight and over the weekend.

The construction is between Jefferson and Grant Streets.

Officials haven’t published any parking restrictions.

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