Illinois 78 Bridge Repairs in Whiteside County to Begin Sept. 6

From the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT): Weather permitting, construction will begin Wednesday, Sept. 6, on the Illinois 78 bridge over Interstate 88 in Whiteside County.

Work will consist of bridge joint replacement and other bridge repairs. One side of the bridge will be closed during the work and one lane of traffic will be maintained at all times. The project is expected to be completed by the end of October.

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.

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