By-pass?

Miscellaneous discussions. Things that don't have anything to do with Western, Leatherneck Athletics, college sports in general, etc.
Post Reply
User avatar
Neckfansince71
Posts: 647
Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:06 pm

Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:07 pm

Has the 336 bypass been completed and opened? ;) jc
User avatar
ST_Lawson
Site Admin
Posts: 4279
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:15 pm
Location: Macomb, IL
Contact:

Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:33 pm

Neckfansince71 wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:07 pm
Has the 336 bypass been completed and opened? ;) jc
Supposed to be completed in the spring. Probably will be open by the time the students head home in May.
Scott Lawson - Board Admin
Western Illinois University Alum/Fan/Employee
Member of the Marching Leathernecks - 1996-2000
Image
wiu712
Posts: 3263
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:05 pm

Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:04 pm

Neckfansince71 wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:07 pm
Has the 336 bypass been completed and opened?
IDOT says Macomb bypass to open to traffic next spring.
From the Quincy Herald-Whig:
http://www.whig.com/20171101/idot-says- ... -next-year#//
User avatar
sealhall74
Posts: 3007
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:18 pm
Location: Wherever, Windblows

Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:57 am

Put your thinking caps on guys. Money is absolutely not an issue here. You have all resources required to put together a nice rest stop area situated somewhere along or not too far removed from this new Macomb bypass stretch of asphalt. What would it look like? Is there some touristy-interest-grabbing "thing" that would be suitable for Macomb and/or west-central Illinois? I was inspired to ask these questions after seeing the Paul Bunyan Curling Stone tourist magnet located in Port Arthur, ON Canada.

Image

Off the top of my head, the only thing I can come up with is something related to Lincoln and Douglass debates that went on in Macomb and throughout the area in 1858. Maybe something depicting the timeline and locations of the two as they made their way around the state.
If Jimmy V was a programmer like me, he would have said it like this: while (!(succeed = try()));
vatusay
Posts: 586
Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:14 pm

Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:15 am

Since construction started north of town I’d always thought a nice truck stop would be an absolute gold mine. About halfway between KC and Chicago. If only I had the liquid assets to invest.....

Maybe a GIANT piece of corn?

An enourmous window? This would be pretty neat, although the wind might make it impossible.

How about a big shiny roller bearing like the bean in Chicago?

I feel like there is something perfect that I just can’t put my finger on.
#ALLIN #YOLO
User avatar
sealhall74
Posts: 3007
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:18 pm
Location: Wherever, Windblows

Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:37 am

vatusay wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:15 am
Since construction started north of town I’d always thought a nice truck stop would be an absolute gold mine. About halfway between KC and Chicago. If only I had the liquid assets to invest.....

Maybe a GIANT piece of corn?

An enourmous window? This would be pretty neat, although the wind might make it impossible.

How about a big shiny roller bearing like the bean in Chicago?

I feel like there is something perfect that I just can’t put my finger on.
Ear of corn has already been done, but I do like it. A new Guinness Record Holder for largest ear of corn? Need to get the chemistry and ag departments together here. Could we have the only plastic ear of corn on the planet totally 100% derived from the processing of corn?

https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/4026
If Jimmy V was a programmer like me, he would have said it like this: while (!(succeed = try()));
User avatar
Tere North
Posts: 623
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:59 pm

Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:03 pm

Why not a big Rocky on Parade, or maybe a few of the past ones, even if replicas?
User avatar
RedNeck
Posts: 556
Joined: Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:09 pm
Location: East Peoria

Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:26 pm

User avatar
sealhall74
Posts: 3007
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:18 pm
Location: Wherever, Windblows

Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:01 pm

You guys are good. A big Keystone Light statue with a nice size Rocky replica up against it pretending it is a fire hydrant, people would not only be stopping to take pictures, they would be making a special trip just to see it. :lol:
If Jimmy V was a programmer like me, he would have said it like this: while (!(succeed = try()));
Post Reply