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Quincy Memorial Bridge to close March 14

Written by on March 8, 2022

QUINCY – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the Quincy Memorial Bridge (eastbound U.S. 24) will close to continue repairs, weather permitting, starting March 14.

Two-way traffic will be maintained on the Bayview Bridge (westbound U.S. 24) during the closure.  The Bayview Bridge will be posted with a maximum width of 14 feet during the closure of the Memorial Bridge, which is expected to last through mid-summer.

The remaining work will consist of improving the road surface, painting, structural steel repairs and other miscellaneous work.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips on the Bayview Bridge. When feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,500 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements. For IDOT District 6 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict6 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com.