$1-million I-80 bridge repair to start March 18

$1-million I-80 bridge repair to start March 18

Repairs will begin on the I-80 Mississippi River bridge in Rock Island County on Monday, March 18, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced Monday.

Work will repair the bridge deck. One lane of traffic will be open in each direction and all ramps will be open during the $1-million project, which is scheduled to be completed in July, IDOT said in the release.

(idot.illinois.gov)
(idot.illinois.gov)

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,000 miles of highway and nearly 10 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation.

Accomplishments through Year Four of Rebuild Illinois included approximately $12.1 billion of improvements statewide on 5,339 miles of highway, 533 bridges and 762 additional safety improvements.

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