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Changes coming to Route 37, IDOT says

  • This intersection at Route 37 and Wildcat Drive could be upgraded to a roundabout.

    This intersection at Route 37 and Wildcat Drive could be upgraded to a roundabout.
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BY HOLLY KEE
hkeelocalsouthernnews.com
Posted on 1/28/2022, 12:01 AM

WILLIAMSON COUNTY -- Another roundabout in Marion is part of the proposed improvements coming to Illinois Route 37 in Williamson County.

The proposed roundabout would be placed at the intersection of Wildcat Drive and Route 37.

The Illinois Department of Transportation has invited public comments on the proposed improvements that will affect the area from Wildcat Drive in Marion to Illinois Route 148.

The existing road will be milled and resurfaced, culverts will be replaced or extended, and new 8-fouut shoulders will be constructed.

There will also be a northbound turn lane added at the Lake of Egypt Road.

IDOT plans to hold additional virtual public meetings on the roundabout as public concerns have been raised concerning reduced visibility caused by the bridge over Crab Orchard Creek.