Earlier this year, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced plans to replace the Deer Creek bridge on North Main Street. Construction was scheduled to start early summer, but was halted when engineers discovered potential utility conflicts and soil issues in the area.
IDOT reached out to AT&T for assistance, but a solution could not be found before the beginning of the new school year, and because the project requires the closure of Route 1 / Main Street, the likely consequence is that construction will be postponed until next year.
“We are waiting to find out if AT&T needs to relocate. We have a commitment to not do the work during the school year. Once we get more answers, we have to send a proposal to the school district to see if they will allow us to close the road during the school year.,” IDOT Resident Engineer, Erica DeYoung said.