Residents in Rochelle can expect to see some new street lights along Illinois 251 between Flagg Road and the Route 38 intersection once I-DOT begins their construction project. State officials have not announced a date as of this time on when work will begin to widen the highway.
During last night's council meeting, City Manager David Plyman talked about the street light project.
He mentioned that the lighting will remain the same but the city will get new poles.
City Engineer Sam Tesreau said that this corridor for Rochelle is very important due to the high level of traffic each day.
No cost figures were announced last night dealing with the new street lights.
An ordinance was amended eliminating a fee for certain sign alterations. The Council also reduced the letters of credit for Coated Sand Solutions who began operations earlier this year on the south side of town.
City officials met in executive session to talk about personnel and the purchase of land. No action was taken.
Absent from last night's meeting was Councilman Ed Rice.