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157 bridge in St. Clair County to be reopened to traffic

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced the bridge carrying Illinois Route 157 over Illinois 161/St. Clair Avenue in St. Clair County will be reopened to traffic beginning Friday afternoon, Jan. 20, weather permitting. The project has been underway for most of the past year.

One lane in each direction will be opened including all ramps. Work will continue throughout the winter, and all four lanes will be opened in the spring of 2017, weather permitting.

The contractor on this project is Millstone Weber from St. Charles, Mo. Joseph G. Gasaway is the supervising field engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation in the area. Questions concerning this project may be directed to Gasaway at (618) 346-3354.

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