The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today the night work bridge closure over Interstate 57 originally scheduled for April 9, 10 and 11 has been updated due to inclimate weather forecasts. The updated closure is as follows:
The scheduled closure of Interstate 57 (between the Monticello Rd exit and the I-72 exit) during the overnight hours of Wednesday April 10th has been cancelled. The updated schedule is as follows:
- Thursday April 11th 10pm – 6am (April 12th) – Closure of I-57 NB/SB with plan detour in place.
- Tuesday April 16th 10pm – 6am (April 17th) – Closure of I-57 NB/SB with plan detour in place.
- Wednesday April 17th 10pm-6am (April 18th) – Closure of I-57 NB/SB with plan detour in place.
Further updates may be necessary as we monitor the weather forecast. The closure is for the bridge carrying Windsor Road over Interstate 57. Interstate traffic will be detoured utillizing Monticello Road, US Route 45 (S. Neil Street), Springfield Avenue (Illinois Route 10), Mattis Avenue and Interstate 72 (Church Street for Westbound, University Avenue for Eastbound) 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.