UPDATE: Pekin City Council approves using a grant to repair Court street

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PEKIN, Ill (WMBD) — Update (7:13 p.m.) Pekin City Council Monday night voted unanimously to allocate funds from the State of Illinois’ “Rebuild Illinois Public Infrastructure” to rebuild Court Street.

Pekin city council voting Monday night on securing money for much-needed road repairs.

City council members recently pulled in a $2,000,000 grant, and city officials are hoping for another $3,000,000.

Mayor Mark Luft said Court Street has needed repairs for decades.
He said both Court and Derby Street will take priority in Pekin.

“There’s eavesments that have to be purchased, there’s a whole slew of prepwork that has to be done. I would say we are about 85% there right now. In the next couple of weeks, we should be able to announce we are beginning the project,” said Mayor Luft.

Luft said getting the road finished will seem unbelievable for some people.

“I think that we’ve waited so long for this, that actually seeing it done, you’re gonna have to look at it two or three times and drive on it to ensure yourself that it’s actually real and happened,” said Luft.

Luft said Court Street repairs will be tackled in two or three sections.

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