Fairbury’s “H” Street project nearing completion

FAIRBURY – The reconstruction project for H Street in Fairbury continues to be on schedule with Phase 5 nearing completion.

H Street improvements began on April 2nd of this year. Phases 1-4 are complete, with Phase 5 scheduled to be finished in late November.

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

H Street is open from 14th to 22nd Street, but the intersection of 27th and H Street is closed for 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.

This nearly $2.5 million reconstruction project will be financed with existing revenue sources and is planned to be completed in November.

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