The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a project to replace the I-80 bridges that cross Maple Grove Creek in Bureau County has begun. The bridges are located 6 miles west of the Illinois 26 interchange (exit 56).
Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction throughout the $2.5 million project, which is scheduled to be completed by late fall.
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area and be prepared for slow and stopped traffic. 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.