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When was Broadway in Quincy last resurfaced?

Broadway Paving
Traffic moves to one lane in the 1000 block of Broadway in this 2010 photo. Broadway was last resurfaced in 2010, when work was completed between Third and 14th streets. | H-W File Photo
Phil Carlson
By Herald-Whig
Posted: Feb. 8, 2020 12:01 am

Can you please tell me when the last time Broadway (Ill. 104) was last paved? Also, are there any plans for paving it in the future? It appears to be considerably overdue.

The last resurfacing project for Broadway was in 2010 when it was resurfaced between Third and 14th streets, along with adjustments to manholes.

Heading east of 14th Street, Broadway was last resurfaced in 2004 as part of a $3.7 million project that also included patch work.

The Illinois Department of Transportation's multi-year plan for fiscal years 2020 to 2025 has a $5.5 million proposed resurfacing of Broadway between 14th Street to just west of the Interstate 172 interchange. The project also includes Americans with Disabilities Act sidewalk ramp installation at various intersections.

A specific year is not set in the plan, but IDOT did have surveying work underway last March.

One major state project slated for this year's road construction season is the resurfacing of Ill. 57 between Maine Street in Quincy to the south corporate limits of Marblehead.

The work calls for 7.1 miles of milling and resurfacing, American with Disabilities Act installation, three bridge deck replacements, traffic signal improvements and shoulder installation.

IDOT is seeking bids on that project right now.

A friend of mine has a small glass (smaller than a shot glass). And on one side in a circle it says "John B. Bernbrock. Druggist, 700 Maine St. Quincy, il." On the other side it says "TABLE. DESSERT. TEA." I cannot find a drugstore for that address. What do you know?

We didn't come across too much on John B. Bernbrock, but there is an entry on his drugstore in "People's History of Quincy and Adams County, Illinois."

The pharmacy at 700 Maine started out as Terdenge & Aumann in 1883 and operated under several names until 1899 when John B. Bernbrock bought the store and continued operating under his name until 1917, when he moved to his new building at 800 Maine.

He operated Bernbrock's Drug Store until his death in May 1953. His son, John Jr., also worked at the store for several years. After Bernbrock's death, the store remained open for several months before shutting down.

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