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Bloomington takes another step in extending road, trail

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 06:48:39 CDT
By: Lee Strubinger

Hanson Professional Services will be working on a proposal for the Illinois Commerce Commission, as the City of Bloomington looks to extend Hershey Road as a part of an annexation agreement made 10 years ago. The City approved a $46,400 contract with the company, which will design a railroad crossing, an extention of Constitution Trail and a sidewalk around South Hershey. City Manager David Hales says resistance from the Railroad delayed the annexation...

Hales says state law requires the City to get approval from the ICC for a street to cross the railroad tracks. He says railroad companies don't like crossings and prefer a bridge to be built, which, the city manager says, is not rational for this location.

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