The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that, weather permitting, repairs will begin on a bridge carrying U.S. 20 and Illinois 84 across Smallpox Creek in Jo Daviess County on Monday, July 10. The work zone is 3 miles east of Galena and will result in a closure of Glen Hollow Road, which runs next to the bridge.
Work will include deck patching and installation of an asphalt wearing surface on the bridge. There will be a lane closure controlled by temporary traffic signals during the project, which is expected to be finished by Aug. 1.
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 2,500 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 Three of Rebuild Illinois included approximately $8.6 billion of improvements statewide on 4,422 miles of highway, 412 bridges, and 621 additional safety improvements.
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