The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that work to replace a bridge on Illinois 29 about 2 miles northwest of Pana begins Monday, July 31. The existing bridge will be replaced with a new box culvert to facilitate drainage in the area.
Traffic is expected to be reduced to one lane with temporary traffic signals, barriers and flaggers to assist with traffic control in the project area.
The project provides a new structure to replace the existing deteriorated structure and is expected to be complete in spring 2024.
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, 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 3,000 miles of highway and nearly 10 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 Four of Rebuild Illinois included approximately $12.1 billion of improvements statewide on 5,339 miles of highway, 533 bridges and 762 additional safety improvements.