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Route 6 bridge repairs to begin April 19th near Colona

The Illinois Department of Transportation's announced there will be construction on the Route 6 bridge over the BNSF Railroad and Briar Bluff Road.

The Illinois Department of Transportation will be beginning repairs to a Route 6 bridge Monday, April 19.

The bridge carries the road over the BNSF Railroad and Briar Bluff Road in an area 2 miles west of Interstate 80 near Colona, IL.

The $853,036 project, part of Governor Pritzker's Rebuild Illinois plan, will replace bridge expansion joints and install a concrete deck overlay.

For the duration of the project, access to Briar Bluff Road via Route 6 will be blocked off. One lane of traffic in the area will be open and run using a barrier wall and traffic signals.

Officials recommend that drivers avoid the area and find alternate routes, or, if not, paying close attention to road conditions and regulations and using caution. The project's expected to be completed by Mid-July.