Infrastructure Update: Inspection of U.S. 30 Mississippi River bridge in Whiteside County begins October 4

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that, weather permitting, an inspection of the U.S. 30 Mississippi River bridge (Gateway Bridge) in Whiteside County will begin Monday, October 4.

The work will require a daily closure from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. starting in the eastbound lane before later shifting to the westbound lane. One lane of traffic will be maintained during the inspection, which concludes Friday, October 7.

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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