Inspections will close I-280 bridge lanes next week

Originally Posted Online: Aug. 14, 2014, 5:37 pm
Last Updated: Aug. 14, 2014, 5:46 pm
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Lane closures are planned next week on the Interstate 280 bridge, one of the recommended detour routes for the closed Centennial Bridge.

Officials with the Illinois Department of Transportation have announced that the I-280 bridge will undergo its annual inspection, with one westbound lane closed 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 18 and 19.

One eastbound lane also will be closed 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 20 and Aug. 21.

Motorists are asked to slow down and drive carefully through all work zones.


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