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Union Road Bridge between Illinois Route 176 and Garden Valley Road open

Post Date:09/23/2019 2:44 PM

WOODSTOCK, Ill. – A rebuilt Union Road bridge is now open to traffic and the detour lifted.

The bridge over the Kishwaukee River north of Union in Seneca Township was closed in April to undergo a complete replacement that included driving new piles, replacing the abutments and replacing deteriorated deck beams. The original bridge, built in 1966, had a posted 12-ton weight limit that has now been lifted with the new bridge.

The contract was awarded February 26, 2019 to Civil Constructors, Inc. of Freeport, for $1.67 million. Eighty percent of the cost was covered by federal funding, with the remaining 20 percent covered by County bridge funds.

We would like to thank Civil Constructors and their subcontractors for finishing the project by the September 18 deadline and on budget, and we also want to thank area residents and neighbors for their patience and understanding.

The contractor will be onsite periodically this fall, and then again in the spring, to finish minor cleanup work as well as the final landscaping and tree plantings.  Please be mindful of workers while driving.

This is the third bridge project completed this year by the MCDOT – the other two are O’Brien Road in Hebron Township and Deerpass Road in Marengo/Seneca Township.

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