West Beaufort Street in Normal to close


By WJBC Staff

NORMAL – Eastbound W. Beaufort Street between Broadway Avenue and Uptown Circle will be closed for concrete pavement repairs beginning at 6 a.m. Monday.

The closure will remain in effect until approximately 1 p.m. that same day, weather permitting. All local access to the parking deck will still be available. Bus traffic leaving Uptown Station will be directed westbound on Beaufort Street. Westbound traffic will be open for all traffic.

If anyone has a question, they can contact Street Supervisor Scott Dennewitz at (309) 454-9638.


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