Building falls to make WAY for wider Route 47
October 24, 2012 5:52PM
The first steps of the widening of Route 47 through downtown Yorkville began in fall 2012. The city and county want Prairie Parkway funds used to continue the Route 47 widening project up to Sugar Grove. | Brian Powers~Sun-Times Media
Updated: November 26, 2012 7:12AM
Workers spent Wednesday tearing down the Muellner Building, at the southwest corner of Van Emmon and Bridge streets, in downtown Yorkville, as a beginning step in the widening of Route 47 through town.
The first phase of widening will be on the stretch of road Route 34 to Route 126. Eventually, the project will widen Route 47 to two lanes from Kennedy Road to Route 71.