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February 26, 2024

Overnight Closures on I-80 at River Road


Beginning Monday (2/26), weather permitting, overnight lane closures, accompanied by 15-minute full expressway traffic stops along I-80 at River Road, are scheduled to take place over four consecutive nights beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Feb. 26. The closures are necessary to safely remove the existing bridge structure over the interstate. 


To complete the work, motorists should expect various overnight lane closures in both directions of I-80 near River Road. The closures are scheduled to take place on eastbound I-80 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday and Tuesday and westbound from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, with full stops for no longer than 15 minutes at a time starting at 1 a.m. each night. The work is anticipated to be completed by 6 a.m. Friday, March 1.  


Motorists should continue to expect lane shifts, overnight lane closures and significant delays and to allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.


December 8, 2023

Shepley Road Bridge over I-80 to reopen, River Road bridge to close

Beginning Friday, December 8, weather permitting, Shepley Road over Interstate 80, in Minooka, will reopen. Work began earlier this spring to replace the bridge with a new wider structure that will accommodate the widening of I-80 under the bridge.


The River Road bridge over I-80 is scheduled to close by 9 a.m. Monday, December 11. The $6.3 million project will replace the existing bridge with a new wider structure. The project is anticipated to be completed in fall 2024.


A posted detour will direct motorists to Mound (215th Street), County Line and Shepley roads. Motorists should also expect occasional overnight lane closures on I-80 at the bridge during this time. View detour map.

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.

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