Thursday, January 10, 2013

City moving to finish 11th Street land acquisition

The city of Springfield is preparing to go to court to acquire land needed to extend 11th Street south of Stevenson Drive.

Corporation Counsel Mark Cullen said the city is preparing eminent-domain proceedings against Contech Construction Products Inc. to acquire right-of-way. The rest of the land needed to complete 11th Street will be acquired by the state, Cullen said.

Construction of the short stretch from Stevenson Drive to Linconshire Boulevard would open a route from Stevenson to the University of Illinois Springfield and complete a north-south connection across the city.

The news was featured by the State Journal-Register on January 10, 2013.

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