The contract for the Second Street Bridge Reconstruction was awarded to the lowest bidder, D Construction on May 18, 2017. A pre-construction meeting was held at the IDOT District 1 office in Schaumburg, on June 21, 2017. Construction was originally slated to begin shortly after the July 4th Holiday, but the State budget issue caused a temporary work stoppage for all federally funded projects.
The State has given the City the authorization to proceed with the project, and the traffic control has been put into place for the detour route. The Second Street Bridge over the I & M Canal is now officially closed until further notice.
Originally, the contractor had stated an estimated date of October 6, 2017, for the new bridge to be open to traffic. However, due to the delay, we are currently awaiting an updated schedule of completion.