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6:06 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Seven Northern Illinois Bridges To Close In March For I-90 Work

Credit Illinois Tollway
Seven local bridges crossing over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Boone, McHenry and Kane counties are scheduled to close in March for removal and  reconstruction as part of the Illinois Tollway’s I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project.  Another will close later in the spring.  It's expected the bridges will remain closed into the fall.  

The Town Hall Road and Pearl Street bridges are to close the week of March 3, with the  Shattuck Road, County Line Road, Harmony-Riley Road, Harmony Road and Hennig Road bridges to follow later in the month.  The Johnson Road bridge in Kane County will close later in the spring.  The bridges are among eleven to be removed and reconstructed along I-90 this year. 

The Illinois Tollway says closing the bridges is necessary because the structures are too narrow to accommodate traffic while completing the work on a new, wider I-90. 

A list per the Tollway of locations and detours for each bridge closure includes: 

In Boone County 

• Town Hall Road: The detour will direct traffic to use Graham Road, Stone Quarry Road and U.S. Route 20 in both directions to route around the Town Hall Road closures.

• Pearl Street: The detour will direct traffic to use U.S. Route 20, Stone Quarry Road and Bates 

Road in both directions to route around the Pearl Street closures.

• Johnson Road: Bridge closure with detour scheduled for later this spring. 

• Shattuck Road: Bridge closure, but no detour will be posted. 

In McHenry County 

• Harmony-Riley Road: The detour will direct traffic to use State Street, U.S. Route 20, Garden 

Prairie Road and Crawford Road in both directions to route around the Harmony-Riley Road  closures. 

• County Line Road: Bridge closure, but no detour will be posted. 

In Kane County 

• Harmony Road: The detour will direct traffic to use Illinois Route 21, U.S. Route 20 and Harmony-Riley Road in both directions to route around the Harmony Road closures.

• Hennig Road: The detour will direct traffic to use Big Timber Road, Sandwald Road and Jim 

Dhamer Drive in both directions to route around the Hennig Road closures.

The complete release can be found at http://www.illinoistollway.com/documents/10157/c5bbf5b2-0319-41d2-9fdf-b2cc7246f7ed