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Iowa-bound lane of I-80 bridge will close for repairs next week

The westbound right lane of the I-80 bridge in LeClaire and Rapids City will be closed for deck patching starting Monday.
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I-80 bridge over Mississippi River

RAPIDS CITY, Ill. — The Interstate 80 River Bridge will see a lane closure for scheduled repairs starting next week.

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Fred Schewngel Memorial Bridge connecting LeClaire, Iowa, and Rapids City, Illinois, will be undergoing deck patching beginning Monday, Aug. 8 and lasting through Friday, Aug. 12.

To facilitate the repairs, the Iowa-bound right lane will be closed overnights for the duration of the repairs. During that time, traffic will be directed using additional signage.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for travel over the bridge. Officials recommended using different routes if possible, paying attention to changed road conditions and signs, obeying speed limits and refraining from using mobile devices while driving.

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