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      Road improvements on the way to Adams County

      The Adams County Board approved the use of $3.1 million for road improvements throughout the county Tuesday night.

      The Adams County Board approved the use of $3.1 million for road improvements throughout the county Tuesday night.

      The Board approved two resolutions that will help the county keep up with general maintenance.

      Transportation Committee Chairman Mike McLaughlin says much of that maintenance is needed because of winter weather taking a toll on roads.

      The funding will come from the county's share of the state's motor fuel tax. The State of Illinois appropriates those funds to counties based on several factors including population.

      Two millions dollars will be spread around the county for general maintenance. The other $1.1 million will pay for re-surfacing of a three-mile stretch of County Highway 17 extending east out of Golden, from East 2600th Street to County Highway 14.

      At this point, there is no specific timetable for when the improvements will be complete.

      "It just depends on the weather. We've got the money appropriated and we'll do it whenever we can get to them," McLaughlin said.

      In other county business, the board approved the appointments of Jim Maynard and Randy Peter as trustees of the Mill Creek Water District.

      They will fill the unexpired terms of Robert Scott and Dick Wentura.