From the Mayor's Desk
October 13, 2014
The City received some positive news last week, as the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Area Supervising Field Engineer, Joseph Wick, requested a pre-construction meeting this Friday regarding the resurfacing of Rt 114 in Momence. Weather permitting, Gallagher Asphalt, the contractor for the project, would like to begin work this fall. The agenda for the meeting, of which Superintendent of Public Works Scott Behrends will attend, is to discuss project details and scheduling for this highly anticipated roadwork.
Norfolk Railroad began rail and crossing work this week. A reminder to local residents, the work is expected to take approximately 6 (six) days. Traffic is rerouted and observance of the designated routes is expected and greatly appreciated. Specifically, semi-trucks making the turn West onto Sixth Street as routed to return to Dixie Hwy Southbound are experiencing some difficulties as northbound drivers are attempting to use North Locust Street from Sixth Street to Mechanic Street. North Locust (north of Sixth Street) is solely for Southbound Traffic rerouted from Dixie Hwy. Please obey the detour signs, as the inconvenience is only temporary. The work performed by Norfolk is necessary. Your patience is appreciated.
Finally, a reminder that this Sunday, October 19th at 2pm the ceremony dedicating the Momence Town Clock to the memory of William "Bill" Gilbert will be held. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this special event which will be held outdoors at the corner of Dixie Hwy and River Street.
Mayor, City of Momence