I-80 bridge work slated for June 17, expect closures

My wife is currently driving on i-80. She said travel is not advised. Extremely dangerous winds and black ice. Traffic is going 55 mph

LECLAIRE, Iowa- The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction work on the I-80 Bridge over the Mississippi River will begin on Monday, June 17, 2019.

According to IDOT, Interstate Maintenance, Inc. will be starting the $191,000 contract to clean and wash the structure in preparation for inspections

Lane closures for both eastbound and westbound lanes will be put into place during construction. All lanes will be open to traffic from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and all lanes open Friday-Sunday.

The washing is supposed to take around 2 weeks.

“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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