IDOT: Route 17 Bridge Replacement Project begins April 1st

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that Interstate 55 at the Illinois 17 interchange in Dwight will be closed for four consecutive nights beginning Monday. The closures eun from Monday, April 1, through Thursday, April 4. The announced-closure is to demolish the north half of the Illinois 17 bridge over I-55.

The closures will begin at 9 pm each night and then re-open at 5 am the following morning.  IDOT plans to detour traffic off and onto I-55 using the exit and entrance ramps at Illinois 17.  Illinois 17 will be open to one lane in each direction on the south half of the bridge and traffic at the intersections will be controlled by flaggers.

The work is part of a $9.1 million project to replace the Illinois 17 bridge over I-55. The project is expected to be completed in mid-fall. Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area and be prepared for slow and stopped traffic.

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