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Resurfacing planned for west Commercial Street in Marseilles

The west end of Commercial Street in Marseilles is scheduled for resurfacing this summer.

Commercial Street from the city public works garage west about three-quarters of a mile to the city limits at Walbridge Creek also will get a new center line and gravel shoulders, said city engineer Mike Etscheid.

The project is set for letting by the state on April 27. The roadwork probably could take place around June or July, Etscheid said.

Most of the cost, estimated at $194,800, will come from federal funds, while $44,100 will come from  state Truck Access Route Program funds, Etcheid said.

Those funds help local governments upgrade roads to accommodate 80,000 pound truck loads.

TARP funds are allocated on a formula based on project lane miles and intersections, Etscheid said.

At its meeting Wednesday, the Marseilles City Council approved a funding resolution committing, if necessary, to pay project cost overruns.

“I don’t think that will happen,” Etched told the council.

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