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Benton St. expansion project in Eldorado, Ill. underway

Published: Jun. 7, 2021 at 4:45 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 7:03 PM CDT
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ELDORADO, Ill. (KFVS) - Access to the hospital in Eldorado, Illinois just got easier with the expansion of the street in front of the facility.

Illinois Senator Dale Fowler joined other local officials at a ribbon cutting at the Benton Street expansion project.

The street is located in front of Ferrell Hospital, the second largest employer in Eldorado.

The renovations include upgrades to the emergency room access and a new main parking lot for the hospital.

According to the Mayor James, the $1.6 million project is greatly needed.

“This is going to be a great expansions. This road for years, I’ve been getting calls about trucks hitting each others mirrors and buses not being able to cross. So, when this hospital project came across, I went to Senator Fowler over and over again. We’ve been working on this for several years,” said Eldorado Mayor Rocky James.

The project also includes new curbs, a storm sewer system, drainage structures and more.

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