Route 30 Mississippi River bridge repairs begin June 24

The South Bridge which carries U.S. 30 across the Mississippi River reopened Wednesday, Oct. 5. IDOT has been repairing and repainting the suspension bridge – officially the Gateway Bridge – since Sept. 6. The project was completed 10 days ahead of schedule.

DIXON – The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that, weather permitting, maintenance on the Route 30 Mississippi River bridge (Gateway Bridge) in Whiteside County will begin Monday, June 24.

The work will close the bridge for three nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning. A marked detour will direct motorists to use Route 67 and Iowa/Illinois Route 136 during the project.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, the use of alternate routes should be considered.

Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

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