I-80 Bridge Construction: Work Begins Today!

Dixon, IL – The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on the I-80 Bridge over the Mississippi River will begin on Thursday, August 29, 2019.

Interstate Maintenance, Inc. will be completing the $191,000 contract to clean and wash the structure in preparation for inspections. Daytime lane closures for both eastbound and westbound lanes will be required to complete the work efforts. All lanes will be open to traffic from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and all lanes open Friday thru Sunday.

The washing is scheduled to be completed in approximately 2 weeks. 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.

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