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Johnson Road Bridge in Hebron Township Reduced to One Lane

Post Date:03/27/2020 10:47 AM

WOODSTOCK, Ill. – The Johnson Road bridge over Nippersink Creek in Hebron Township has been reduced to one lane.

The most recent inspection of the bridge revealed additional deterioration of two beams, prompting the lane closure. The bridge, located south of the Village of Hebron and about half a mile south of O’Brien Road, is inspected annually, given its condition.

Signs warning of the lane closure and orange traffic barrels have been placed to keep traffic off the northbound/northeastbound lane, and a 35-mph speed limit has been imposed. A weight restriction of 12 tons for single-unit vehicles and 19 tons for combination vehicles, first set in 2017, is still in effect for the open lane.

The bridge is scheduled for rehabilitation or replacement under the DOT’s Five-Year Transportation Program. It averages a traffic load of about 325 vehicles per day.

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