Big Rock Granart

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A stretch of roadway in the village of Big Rock will be closed for about two to three weeks to all but local and emergency traffic while resurfacing is done.

Officials with the village posted on their site that the work on Granart Rd. from Camp Dean Rd. all the way to the curve is among two summer road projects.

Big Rock Twp. Highway Commissioner Wade Thompson, familiar with the project, said work began on Monday and weather pending, the work should last two to three weeks.

The roadway will be open to emergency vehicle and local traffic only for that time period.

Officials also mentioned in the post that a resurfacing of Hinckley Rd. down to the first bridge is also out for bid.

The post said the village is also in the early stages of planning for the reconditioning of the Hinckley Road Bridge. They said that is about a two-year process and that the village is working on grant money to help with the heavy cost burden for that project.

In other roadway projects, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday that the resurfacing of Lake Street (Illinois 31) from Webster Street in Montgomery to Rathbone Avenue in Aurora will require daily lane closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, Sept. 16.

The work is expected to be complete by the end of November.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through the area.