The closing of the Rock River Bridge on Highway 60 near Hustiford has led to a frustrating summer of detours.
The summer started with unprecedented flooding and has strained the resources of repair crews trying to restore damaged roads and bridges before winter.
The DOT determined that the Rock River Bridge was structurally unsound and needed replacement.
"I am informed by DOT that they hope to pour the new deck for the bridge by the end of this month, and finish repairs so that the bridge will be open to traffic by early November," said Fitzgerald. The original timeline for the project had the bridge scheduled to reopen in October. The limited number of contractors who work on bridge projects and the above-normal number of bridge repairs this year have since pushed that timeline back.
"I know the Highway 60 detour is frustrating and inconvenient to a great number of people," Fitzgerald said. "I will continue to work with the DOT to make sure that this project remains a priority and they see that these repairs are completed as quickly as possible."