Kishwaukee Road bridge open to traffic
The Kishwaukee Road bridge, just south of Chicago-Rockford International Airport, opened to traffic Friday, Nov. 25.
The bridge carries traffic on Kishwaukee Road over the Kishwaukee River, where the Kishwaukee and the Rock rivers converge.
Funding for this $4 million project was from the Illinois Major Bridge Program, which utilizes Federal Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program Funds, along with county funds providing the local match.
Planning, grant applications and engineering for replacement of this 62-year-old bridge were started in 2004. Kishwaukee Road has been closed at this location since construction started April 25.
The new three-span steel girder bridge is now wider and includes accommodation for a future multi-use path.
Kishwaukee Road is a vital transportation corridor connecting Rockford and communities to the south and west.
From the Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2011, issue
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