Infrastructure Update: Illinois 84 bridge repairs near Albany to begin August 23

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that weather permitting, repairs to the bridge carrying Illinois 84 over Cedar Creek in Whiteside County will begin Monday, Aug. 23. The bridge is located north of Albany and south of Garden Plain Road.

The work will require a closure of the northbound lane to allow IDOT workers to repair the bridge shoulders. Drivers should be prepared to stop near the work zone as one lane of traffic will be maintained and controlled with signals. Work is expected to be completed by Monday, Aug. 30.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area and be prepared for slow and stopped traffic. 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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