TRAFFIC ALERT: I-44/Freistatt Branch Bridge West of Mt. Vernon OPEN to Traffic

Where: I-44 bridges over Freistatt Branch at Mile Marker 41 west of Mt. Vernon

When: As of Friday, May 26

Details: These bridges closed in mid-March while contractor crews rehabilitated the bridges. Crews replaced the bridge deck/driving surface with a new concrete surface. In addition, the contractor added new approach pavement, new permanent striping and made substructure repairs.

This work was part of a three-year project to improve 25 bridges within 15 miles of I-44 across the Southwest District. Of the 25 bridges in the project, known as the I-44 Corridor Bridge Bundle, seven (7) are mainline I-44 bridges, five (5) are I-44 overpass bridges and the remaining bridges are on adjacent routes over various features. Sixteen (16) bridges will be replaced and nine (9) bridges will receive major rehabilitation work.

More information about this project can be found on the project website – I-44 Corridor Bridge Bundle


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