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Dateline Dixon: Residential street repairs underway

Congressman seeks district's opinions on immigration

Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

It’s the summer of road construction in Dixon.

Not only is the downtown streetscape project in its 11th week, but about 20 sections of residential streets are getting repaired as part of the street maintenance program, which will cost the city about $480,000.

Universal Asphalt and Excavating Inc. of LaSalle is handling the resurfacing, which was scheduled to start Tuesday on the streets that already had been ground up.

The work is expected to finish the first week of August, with water valve and manhole adjustments to be done the week after.

The road stripes were painted on First Street, between Hennepin and Galena avenues, on Monday for the downtown streetscape project. The markings for the handicap parking spaces were also painted.

The streetscape project is expected to finish in October or November.

Kinzinger survey

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, posted a survey on his congressional website asking the district’s residents about their opinions on immigration.

The four-question survey asks residents if they think the country’s immigration system is broken; if securing the border with Mexico should be the first step; and asks about support for a guest-worker program.

Kinzinger represents the state’s 16th congressional district, which includes Lee County.

Go to kinzinger.house.gov/constituent-immigration-survey to take the survey.

Sauk Valley Media reporter Matt Mencarini covers government and happenings in Dixon. He can be reached at mmencarini@saukvalley.com or at 815-625-3600, ext. 5529. Follow him on Twitter: @MattMencarini

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