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Bloomington City Council discusses future road projects

Bloomington, Ill. (WEEK) – The Bloomington City Council discussed how they will use funds from the state’s motor fuel tax Monday night.

Public Works Director Jim Karch says $500,000 will help pay for street lighting throughout the city. Close to $44,000 will be used to acquire land for traffic signals on General Electric Road and Keaton Place.

“Whenever cars are trying to turn left on Keaton, they’re going to major businesses and restaurants right along there,” said Karch. “It is very challenging to make a left turn out of there and you’re so close to Veteran’s Parkway which is Business 55. It’s a huge corridor that handles 55,000 vehicles a day.”

Karch says the council is still waiting to see how much money the city will receive from the state’s capital spending plan before the plan other projects.

Mike Miletich

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