Fairbury’s “H” Street completely open, 14th – 27th Street repaved

FAIRBURY – The reconstruction project for H Street in Fairbury has been completed, and the street is completely open all the way to 27th Street as of this week.

H Street improvements began on Apr. 2 of this year. The fifth and final phase of the improvement project was scheduled to be finished by the beginning of November.

Street lights for H Street from 14th to 23rd Street have also been energized.

H Street had open from 14th to 22nd Street since early October, but the intersection of 27th and H Street had been closed during the final phase of the project.

Laura Bedlan, Fairbury’s Street Superintendent, said earlier this fall that the city has been working for over a year to repair the busier streets in town that need routine maintenance.

“We’re trying to hit the worst streets first, obviously,” Bedlan said. “The ones that really need to repaired. There’s a lot out there. So, if you live on one of those streets (that need repairing), we’ll get to it as we can.”

The reconstruction project from 14th Street to 27th Street covers a mile, and consists of replacing and rebuilding the roadway’s pavement, curb and gutter system, installing sewer infrastructure, and constructing sidewalks throughout the corridor.

The H reconstruction project cost about $2.5 million in total.

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