Lane closures coming for I-80 bridge inspection
April 19, 2012 8:00AM
Updated: May 23, 2012 8:11AM
JOLIET — Starting April 30, weather permitting, routine bridge inspections on Interstate 80 over the Des Plaines River will require daily lane closures.
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced the lane closures will be set and removed daily. They will be scheduled during off-peak travel periods to minimize the effect on traffic.
The inspections, required by the Federal Highway Administration, will begin on the westbound I-80 bridge April 30, switching to the eastbound bridge approximately May 6. One lane will be closed while the inspections are taking place.
The inspections are anticipated to be completed by May 10.
No closures are scheduled for May 4, but some are planned for May 5 and 6.
Ruby bridge to shut down
IDOT will close the Ruby Street bridge beginning April 30 for maintenance work.
The work is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 1. A detour will be posted.
Southbound Route 53 traffic will be detoured west on Theodore Street to Plainfield Road (Route 30), south on Plainfield Road to Jefferson Street and east on Jefferson Street to Ottawa Street (Route 53).
Northbound Route 53 traffic will be detoured west on Cass Street to Center Street, north on Center Street to Plainfield Road, north on Plainfield Road to Theodore Street and east on Theodore Street to Broadway (Route 53).
For information, contact the Joliet Public Works Department at 815-724-4200.