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Work continues on Ill. 2 bridge south of Oregon

Published: Friday, June 22, 2012 4:09 p.m. CDT
Work is continuing to replace the Ill. 2 bridge over the BNSF railroad tracks south of Oregon. The $3.million project will take most of the summer to complete. Photo by Earleen HInton

Motorists traveling south of Oregon will soon have yet another construction zone to navigate.

The Illinois Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin construction on another portion of Ill. 2, south of Oregon this week—weather permitting.

Improvements are planned for a 3-mile section from the south edge of Oregon to Castle Rock State Park. Deteriorated sections of the bituminous surface will be milled off and the roadway will be resurfaced.

Northwest Illinois Construction Company is the contractor for the $169,632 project that is scheduled to be completed by the end of June.

A 1.4-mile section of the state highway was resurfaced through the state park earlier this month. That project cost $267,928.

A $3.9 million project to replace the Ill. 2 bridge over the BNSF railroad tracks just south of Oregon is also continuing. That project will continue throughout the summer.

The state highway is down to one lane over the bridge during the construction.

Drivers should be prepared to stop for flaggers who will be directing traffic past the work zone. They are also advised to slow down and driver carefully through all construction zones.

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