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of in and car the in Mc- in covered, an Hillis Name Contractor For Wood River Avenue Widening State Department Must Approve Council's Action WOOD RIVER, March 18—Select- ng Kienstra Bros, from a group of Jour equal bidders on furnishing concrete and cement, the city coun- oil Monday night left the way open for the state department of.high- ways to take the last preliminary step toward widening of Wood •liver avenue — that of approving ;he city's transactions in the mat- Two representatives of the district office of the department attended last night's meeting in an advisory capacity. The project is to be taken up In two sections, one side at a time. On each side the curb is to be set back 18 Inches, so that when the project is completed, the street will be three feet wider. State highway department approval of every step taken by the city Is necessary, since the project is being financed with Motor Fuel Tax funds. The widening would extend half a mile further the project of widening U. 8: Route 67 to take care of the heavy industrial automobile traffic in the Alton- Wood River area. East Alton now is widening the highway to 'four lanes within its corporate limits, and an effort is under way to have the state highway department build a four-lane highway between East Alton and Alton. The council voted to deny a taxi firm a two-stall parking reservation in the business district after City Attorney Manning had advised that granting of such a privilege would not be legally possible. Chairman Burroughs of the lights committee reported he had ordered street lights installed in four alleys of the business district. was we He now road one." request a be Simon, of aid to military Sir of John said to a British yesterday. note down declined the

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 19 Mar 1935, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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