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McDonough Street project has started

JOLIET – A one-mile stretch of McDonough Street just south of the Inwood Golf Course will soon receive a facelift with the addition of a cross-section lane and a multi-use bike path.

Several utility services this week are relocating and replacing pipelines and facilities before the start of construction.

The road work will start in mid-May and be completed by November.

The Will County Board on Thursday is expected to approve a $3.6 million contract with P.T. Ferro Construction Co. for the widening of McDonough Street from Houbolt Road to Infantry Drive.

The improved road will feature pipe drainage, curb-and-gutter sewage, a 16-foot-wide center median to allow for turning in both directions and a 10-foot-wide multi-use path along the south side of McDonough, Will County Engineer Bruce Gould said.

The slated construction is part of an agreement that the city and county had struck years ago to improve the county-owned roadway and transfer jurisdiction to the city upon completion, Gould said.

A good majority of the project’s funding will come from the county’s Build Will fund while the city will chip in about $400,000 to pay for the bike path and new lighting, Gould said.

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