Joliet: Overnight Closure of Jackson Street Bridge, April 10-11, 2023

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the Jackson Street bridge over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, will be closed for routine inspections, weather permitting, overnight Monday, April 10, and Tuesday, April 11.

There will be no impact to daytime bridge operations.

Starting at 10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, the bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic, reopening the following morning by 6 a.m.

A detour will be posted during the closures. Westbound traffic will be routed to Scott Street (Illinois 53), Columbia Street, Ruby Street and Broadway to connect to Bridge Street. Eastbound traffic will go to Broadway, Ruby Street (Illinois 53) and Chicago Street to connect to Jackson Street.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area during the closures. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to any flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.