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Access road nears completion in Milledgeville

MILLEDGEVILLE – Work on a 1,500-foot road to improve access to the former Milledgeville Industrial Park should be finished by the end of the month, according to an Illinois Department of Transportation official.

IDOT engineer John Wegmeyer said the road, which costs about $350,000, was split off from a seperate project to widen state Route 40.

“Half of it was paid for by economic development funds, and half was paid by (Midwestern) BioAg,” Wegmeyer said.

In 2015, BioAg bought the park, which measured about 30.3 acres at the time, Village President Galen Wirth said.

“Once they can get a road in there, BioAg wants to sell off lots,” Wirth said.

Eight lots measuring almost 2 acres each remain at the park, after roadwork and a retention pond reduced the acreage.

BioAg representatives declined to comment on the project.

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