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34 Voices

Much of Route 34 is currently a two-lane road between Monmouth, IL and Burlington, IA. There is no median and not much of a shoulder in many spots. Students in Henderson County in western Illinois are pushing for the state to provide funding to make the road a four-lane highway, a lobbying effort that started before they were born.

Supporters are trying to take advantage of the momentum surrounding a multi-million dollar highway project in west-central Illinois.