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Jefferson County Turned Down for Grant to Complete PWF Road

By Gordon HopkinsJefferson County Commissioners expressed their disappointment when they learned the long-delayed final stretch of the PWF (Pawnee City, Wymore, Fairbury) Road was not one of 12 projects selected to receive a grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).The Rural Surface Transportation Grant program is a federal grant intended to support projects to improve and expand the surface transportation infrastructure in rural areas.Commissioners got the news via email at the very end of their regular meeting on Tuesday, December 27, 2022. Commissioner Mark Schoenrock said, “That's disappointing. We worked hard on this.”In a...

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