By WAYNE HOY and JARRETT BROWN, NEWS3 Guest Reporters
MACOMB, Illinois (NEWS3) — Macomb’s historic downtown square is undergoing renovations.
The Square and surrounding area are getting all new sidewalks.
“It will be very much an inviting streetscape, focusing on pedestrian interaction on the square,” Macomb Mayor Michael Inman said.
The project has cost approximately $4 million, with about$1.5 million of that coming as a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation.
The construction is scheduled to finish by late November or early December, but there have been several delays that have caused the contractor to ask the Department of Transportation for more time.
“There is a possibility that if the department of transportation grants the extension, it may be well into late next spring until the project is done,” Inman said.