June 9, 2023
Briggs Street over I-80 bridge work begins June 19
Beginning Monday, June 19, weather permitting, construction will begin on the bridge carrying Briggs Street over I-80 in Joliet. The project is part of advance work leading to the $1.2 billion reconstruction of I-80 through Will County.
Briggs Street will remain one lane in each direction, with lane widths reduced to 11 feet and no shoulders over the bridge. Motorists should also expect shoulder and occasional overnight lane closures on I-80 at the bridge during that time.
The project, which involves replacing the existing bridge with a new structure to accommodate the widening of I-80, is anticipated to be completed in late 2024.
May 16, 2023
Full Wheeler Avenue over I-80 Bridge closure begins May 22
Beginning Monday, May 22, weather permitting, the bridge carrying Wheeler Avenue over I-80 in Joliet, will require a full closure between Woods and Park avenues. A posted detour will direct motorists to Meadow Avenue, Larkin Avenue (Illinois 7) and Jefferson Street (U.S. 52). Motorists should also expect occasional overnight lane closures on I-80 at the bridge during that time. The bridge is anticipated to be closed through late 2023.
April 5, 2023
Shepley Road Bridge over I-80 closing April 17
Beginning Monday, April 17, weather permitting, through November, Shepley Road between West Frontage and Ingolsby roads will close. This closure is necessary to replace the bridge carrying Shepley Road over I-80.
A posted detour will direct motorists to River, Mound (215th Street) and County Line roads. Motorists should also expect shoulder and occasional overnight lane closures on I-80 at the bridge during that time. See detour map.