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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Evan Shields (630) 407-6022

Monday, August 8, 2016

Highland Avenue Bridge Re-Opens Aug. 10

The Highland Avenue bridge over Route 56 will reopen on Wednesday, Aug. 10, one week ahead of schedule. Construction on Highland Avenue, including the bridge over Route 56, began on June 15. After the bridge is open, work will continue with patching on the IL 56 westbound entrance ramp, minor patching on the I-88 bridge, pedestrian railing installation and landscape restoration. This work will be completed with single lane closures and the project is scheduled to be finished by Labor Day.

The Highland Avenue bridge over Route 56 was built in 1987. Since its original construction, no major repairs had been undertaken to the bridge deck. During this project, crews replaced bridge joints and will patch concrete to address deficiencies and extend the service life of the bridge’s riding surface.

“We’ve had favorable weather conditions and thank the contractor and crews working on this project who understood how essential this bridge is to the surrounding communities, offices and local and regional retail shopping centers. We are pleased to repair and extend the life of this vital piece of infrastructure,” said DuPage County Transportation Committee Chairman Don Puchalski. “We extend our thanks to the motorists and commuters who have been cautious and patient during this project.” 

Residents and motorists can find updates and information at www.dupageco.org/DOT/road_construction/HighlandAve.