Government

Flurry of roadwork continues in Dixon

DIXON — Work is ongoing throughout the city on road and water projects.

The city is resurfacing 5.2 miles of streets across 92 blocks this construction season, with work costing about $3.1 million.

Water main replacement projects continue on South Galena Avenue and Division Street. The Division Street project is expected to wrap up in the next 2 weeks, and Galena Avenue construction should be done by mid-October.

Resurfacing on state Route 2, also known as Palmyra and Everett streets, is scheduled to be completed by the end of October.

Resurfacing for the annual street program is scheduled to be completed by late October.

Active street work

Devonshire Street from Brinton Avenue to North Jefferson Street

Squires Avenue from Everett to Swiss streets

Swiss Street and Anglo Street

Upham Place from West Morgan to West Chamberlin streets

North Dixon Avenue from East Chamberlin Street to Bradshaw Avenue

East Morgan Street from North Dixon Street to Assembly Place

West Morgan Street from North Galena Avenue to Upham Place

Van Epps Avenue

Fox Trot from Northridge to the cul de sac

Fieldstone from Deer Chase to Northridge

Deer Chase from Trail Drive to Northridge

Spruce Street from Fargo to Ottawa avenues

West Ninth Street from South Galena to Madison avenues

West Ninth Street from Monroe east to the dead end

West Tenth from Highland to Madison avenues

Madison Avenue from West Seventh to West Tenth streets

Monroe Avenue from West Eighth Street south to dead end

Broadway Street

The city also received a $1.7 million state grant to resurface additional roads, and that work is scheduled to be completed by mid-November.

Those streets are:

Nachusa Avenue from West Fifth to Ninth streets

Douglas Avenue from River to West Fourth streets

Martin Street from Fourth to Carroll avenues

Carroll Avenue from Martin to Long streets

Center Street from Carroll Avenue west to dead end

South Ottawa Avenue from East Third to East Seventh streets

Highland Avenue from West Seventh street south to dead end

West Ninth Street from Depot to Jackson avenues

Rachel Rodgers

Rachel Rodgers

Rachel Rodgers joined Sauk Valley Media in 2016 covering local government in Dixon and Lee County.