I-80 Ridge Road to US Route 30 Public Hearings
Wed. Nov. 6, 2019
1472 Rock Creek Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60431
Thurs. Nov. 7, 2019
All Nation Church of God
Community Life Center
503 Water Street
Joliet, IL 60436
Des Plaines Bridges News
At the Illinois Department of Transportation, our top priority is safe and efficient transportation.
The state has made plans for making structural repairs on a couple of well-used bridges that need them.
In what other state do highway billboards warn you to drive over a bridge at your own risk?
The bridge on Interstate 80 that spans the Des Plaines River has garnered recent media attention after state inspectors in a report early last year described sections of it as “critical,” “intolerable” and a “high priority for replacement.”
It’s a story we brought you first on CBS 2 about a bridge in Joliet with one of the worst structural ratings in the state.
State Rep. Larry Walsh Jr., D-Elwood, released a statement Tuesday calling for emergency repairs to the Interstate 80 bridge over the Des Plaines River in Joliet.
The state on Thursday declared the Interstate 80 bridge over the Des Plaines River in Joliet is safe despite an inspection report describing sections as “critical,” “intolerable” and a “high priority for replacement.”
The discovery of cracks in steel beams along Lake Shore Drive this week raised alarms about other problem bridges.