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Nate Flemming Road tabbed for widening and resurfacing

Nate Flemming Road, also known as County Highway 15, was tabbed for widening and resurfacing at a recent La Salle County Board meeting.

The county approved an engineering contract with Hutchinson Engineering Inc. for engineering services up to $165,000 for the piece of road north of Marseilles, which runs from the Interstate 80 interchange to Route 71.

La Salle County Highway Department Engineer Larry Kinzer said some construction could begin in August and be completed in 2020.

In other business, the county approved:

• A supplemental professional services agreement with Willet, Hofmann & Associates Inc. for preliminary engineering services for the Oakley Avenue Bridge over the Vermilion River near Streator for a culvert replacement.

• Three solar farms planned for Rutland Township, Otter Creek Township and Ottawa Township.

• Appointing Renae Gallagher to fill a vacancy on the La Salle County Health Department Board.

• An agreement with the city of Streator and other parties for the creation of a Route 18 East TIF district. The TIF district will support a previously reported $9 million assisted care facility in Streator.

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