Highland News Leader

Bridge work to begin on Route 4 near St. Jacob

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that, beginning on Tuesday, March 1, work will commence along Illinois Route 4 to replace the structure over the East Fork of Silver Creek, approximately 7/10 of a mile north of U.S. Highway 40.

During the first couple of weeks, intermittent lane closures will be required during daytime hours to allow the contractor to complete work necessary to allow the bridge to be closed to one lane for staged construction. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers and traffic-control devices, as necessary.

During the week of March 14, the bridge will be reduced to one-way traffic, with width restrictions in place and temporary traffic signals, for the remainder, weather permitting.

The contractor for the project is Keeley and Sons Inc. of East St. Louis.