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East Alton officials are hopeful new state money will help them pick up the pace of road repairs and resurfacing in the coming years. Mayor Joe Silkwood knows the new state motor fuel tax increase was not popular, but it will mean more money coming back to the village.
Silkwood tells the Big Z they hope with the new money, the time it will take to make those improvements could be cut in half:
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Silkwood believes the village will see about $80,000 more for their share of the motor fuel tax and hope to complete the work over the next five years instead of 10.