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Elgin residents want trucks off Liberty St.

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COURTESY CITY OF ELGIN The city of Elgin plans to ask the Illinois Department of Transportation whether it's feasible to reroute trucks off Liberty Street (Route 25).

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Mary Ellen and Mich Barbezat and other residents of Liberty Street in Elgin hope the Illinois Department of Transportation will agree to reroute trucks off their street, which was originally designed as a residential street.

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Liberty Street in Elgin is expected to become a no-passing zone with bike lanes on both sides, possibly by the end of 2013, but what residents really want is for trucks to be prohibited from driving down the street, which is also Route 25, from Slade Avenue to Bluff City Boulevard.
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    • COURTESY CITY OF ELGIN The city of Elgin plans to ask the Illinois Department of Transportation whether itís feasible to reroute trucks off Liberty Street (Route 25).
    • Mary Ellen and Mich Barbezat and other residents of Liberty Street in Elgin hope the Illinois Department of Transportation will agree to reroute trucks off their street, which was originally designed as a residential street.
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