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I-88 bridge work over the Hennepin Canal in Rock Falls begins Monday

ROCK FALLS – Repairs to the bridges carrying Interstate 88 across the Hennepin Canal will begin Monday, weather permitting, and is expected to be completed by Nov. 4.

Work to the bridges, which are just west of the state Route 40 interchange at exit 41, will cost $1,444,157 and will include deck patching, expansion joint replacement, concrete overlay installation and structure repairs, the Illinois Department of Transportation said in a news release.

Motorists who cannot avoid the area can expect delays and should be prepared for slow and stopped traffic.

Illinois 40 project

IDOT said that weather permitting, Illinois 40 at the intersection of Ideal Road between Milledgeville and Chadwick will be open by the close of business on Friday. Martin and Co. Excavating has completed the construction for the realignment and geometric improvements of Illinois 40 at the intersection. The realignment is part of the $6.1 million Carroll County Highway Department project for the removal and replacement of the bridge carrying Ideal Road over the BNSF Railroad. The entire project is scheduled to be completed this year.