Road construction in Taylorville on Route 29 is expected to last through the rest of the year. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, repairs on the Illinois 29 bridge over Illinois 48 in Taylorville are scheduled to be completed in December.
Traffic has been reduced to one lane and a 15’-6” width restriction is in place. There are temporary traffic signals, barriers, and flaggers assisting with traffic control in the area. The lane reduction is necessary so that the concrete bridge deck can be completely removed and reconstructed, ½ at a time. The project is set to restore the structural integrity of the bridge and will improve the road surface.
Motorists should expect delays and definitely allow for extra time if you are going to be in that area. Drivers are asked to take alternate routes if at all possible, pay attention to signs in the work zones, obey speed limits, and refrain from using mobile devices. Pay attention and be alert for workers and equipment.
Over the next six years, the Illinois Department of Transportation is planning to improve more than 3,500 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through the year include nearly $5.2 billion of improvements on over 3,000 miles of highway, 270 bridges, and 428 additional safety improvements.
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