The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the bridge carrying Windsor Road over Interstate 57 will be removed and replaced with a new structure starting on April 1, 2013. The new structure will be wider to accommodate pedestrians and bicyclist on both sides of the structure. During construction, one lane of traffic will be maintained on Windsor Road using temporary traffic signals. Interstate 57 will be closed to traffic at various times to allow for the safe removal of the bridge and also for setting the structural steel beams for the new structure. The closures will be limited to Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between the hours of 10 PM and 6 AM. Interstate traffic will be detoured utilizing Monticello Road, US Route 45(S. Neil Street), Springfield Avenue (Illinois Route 10), Mattis Avenue, and Interstate 72 (Church Street for WB, University Avenue for EB) as well as the Interstate 57/72 interchange.
The overall project has an anticipated completion date of November 1, 2013, weather permitting. The contractor for the $2,376,785 project is O’Neil Bros. Construction.
Motorists are advised to slow down, obey posted limits and drive carefully through this and all work zones. Due to the high volume of traffic, motorists may want to consider alternate routes.