If you drive between Brighton and Godfrey on a regular basis, you should be aware of some construction that began this week as part of the ongoing higher-speed rail project.  This spring, the Illinois Department of Transportation cleared many of the trees along the railroad right-of-way in preparation for the service.

IDOT Engineer John Adcock tells The Big Z they are currently putting in a new intersection along Illinois Route 267 / 111 at Terpening Lane just south of where it is now.

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IDOT bought out property earlier this year to prepare for demolition at the David Lane intersection.  American Storage, Mohawk's Pub, and six residences were demolished as part of that project. 

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