Road work between Galva and Alpha to begin Monday

Doug Boock

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that, weather permitting, construction work on Routes 17 and 34 from Alpha to Galva will begin on Monday, July 9.

McCarthy Improvement Company will start Monday the $4.4 million project to resurface the 18-mile roadway from Route 150 south of Alpha to Market Street in Galva.

The project is scheduled to be completed by mid-November.

The improvement includes milling off the existing bituminous surface, making pavement repairs and resurfacing the roadway.  

Drivers should expect short delays and be alert for flaggers. Drive slow and carefully through construction zones.