DIXON – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that weather permitting, construction on the U.S. 30 Mississippi River bridge (Gateway Bridge) will begin on Tuesday, September 6th. The bridge, 1 mile west of Illinois 84 in Whiteside County, will be closed during the work.
Work will repair and paint the bridge. A marked detour will direct motorists to use U.S. 67 and Iowa/Illinois 136 during the project, which is expected to be completed by October 15th.
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 3,535 miles of highway and 9 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 Two included approximately $5.2 billion in improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway and 270 bridges along with 428 additional safety improvements.
For more IDOT District 2 updates, you can view IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com.