Funding Allocated for Lebanon Bypass Also Means Money for Local Area

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Published on August 13 2013 7:51 pm
Last Updated on August 13 2013 7:51 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

State Senator Kyle McCarter has had success in getting $6 million in state transportation funding transferred to projects in the region.

The bulk of the funding will go toward a US 50 bypass at Lebanon.  In addition to that $4 million project, funds were earmarked for projects closer to our area.

$100,000 was targeted for improvements on Douglas Avenue in Effingham, along with $120,000 for pre-construction activities on Sunset Drive in Vandalia and $50,000 for improvements to Second Street in Altamont.

Funds were also allocated for work in Greenville, Okawville, Centralia and Carlyle.