The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has announced that a routine inspection of the I-55 bridges over the Des Plaines River, near Channahon, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, August 7.
To complete the inspections, daily lane closures will be required, starting with the southbound bridges until approximately August 14, when inspections begin on the northbound bridges. The inspections on both bridges are expected to be completed by Saturday, August 19, weather permitting.
To minimize the impact to traffic, the southbound closures will take place between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Saturdays, if necessary. The northbound closures will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A minimum of one lane in both directions will remain open during inspections.
For more information, please view IDOT's press release here (link).