The bridge carrying Deerpath Road traffic over the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in Aurora, Ill., is scheduled to close for six weeks beginning Sunday night, July 8, to allow for bridge deck rehabilitation as part of the I-88 Rebuild and Widen Project between Deerpath Road and Illinois Route 56.
The bridge is scheduled to close just before midnight on Sunday night, July 8, and a detour will be put in place for Deerpath Road traffic. The detour will direct northbound Deerpath Road traffic east on Sullivan Road, north on Orchard Road and west on Orchard Gateway Boulevard to reach Deerpath Road. Southbound traffic will follow the same detour in reverse.
Bridge work includes full-depth concrete pavement patching, bridge deck overlay and replacement of the concrete protective barriers on the outside edges of the bridge. A full closure is necessary because the bridge is too narrow to accommodate two-way traffic while completing this work.
The Deerpath Road bridge closure was coordinated with the city of Aurora, Kane County and the North Aurora Fire Department. Up to 5,000 vehicles use this bridge daily.
The I-88 Rebuild and Widen Project between Deerpath Road in Aurora and Illinois Route 56 in North Aurora is needed to rebuild the 35-year-old, one-mile-long section of roadway and add a third lane in both directions. The $10.1 million project is scheduled to be complete by late fall.