IDOT Closes Route 14 for Home to be Moved

Benton – A fully built home is sitting in a new spot after being moved about seven miles down Route 14 yesterday. The Illinois Department of Transportation closed the road to allow trucks to move the more than 2,000 square foot home from its original resting spot after a local mining company bought the land where the home once stood. The family who owns the home decided it would be more cost-effective to try and move their home instead of tearing it down and rebuilding. The road was closed from 9 yesterday morning until about 5 yesterday afternoon. The home was moved with little complication.