I-80 bridge construction to last through October

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Construction that began on the I-80 bridge on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 is scheduled to last through mid-October.

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, Eagle Painting and Maintenance will be painting and cleaning sections of the structural steel on the bridge.

The outside lane on the bridge heading westbound from Illinois to Iowa will be closed. The contractor is using that lane to access the underside of the bridge. The open westbound lane will be restricted to a width of 12-feet, 6-inches. Wide loads will be detoured to I-280.

Eastbound traffic will not have any lane closures.