The Auburn city council received some good news concerning the Divernon Road bridge over Sugar Creek south of town at Monday’s regular meeting.

Mike McCarthy, Public Works Superintendent, told the council that Sangamon County officials had met in December to select 25 bridges that will be repaired or replaced “and we are on the list.”

McCarthy said the county will be prioritizing the bridges to determine in what order the work will be done. “It could be next year or in three years,” he said. “The good news is that it will be 10 percent city, 10 percent county and 80 percent federal” as far as spending to complete the project, which has an estimated price tag of $750,000. “That would be $75,000 at most to us,” McCarthy noted. “We shouldn’t have to take anything out of MFT (motor fuel tax money).”

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