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      Road diet failed; roundabout still on the table

      Proposed roundabout at 48th and State in Quincy

      A failed diet on Quincy's east side. A road diet that is, and Mayor Kyle Moore says the citizens have spoken.

      Monday night, Mayor Moore thanked aldermen, citizens and the county for working together on a proposal that would've reduced 48th Street from State Street to Columbus Road from four lanes to three.

      The plan also would have added bike lanes on both sides of the road.

      Last week, the county decided not to pursue the road diet.

      However, Mayor Moore says a roundabout proposed for 48th and State is still on the table.

      "It says a lot about the culture of Quincy that we've changed over the years that now residents expect to be included in the process and they expect to have an informational meeting to be told about the pros and cons, and they want their voices to be heard," Moore said.

      Quincy Aldermen James Musolino and Dan Brink are hosting one Tuesday night.

      Residents can attend the neighborhood meeting to learn more about the status of the Melview Road Project, which includes resurfacing and culvert work.

      That meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at 1726 Melview Road.