Windsor Road work will close I-57 at night

CHAMPAIGN — A portion of Interstate 57 will be closed on three nights this week because of the Windsor Road bridge replacement project.

The bridge carrying Windsor Road over Interstate 57 will require night closures on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights for the setting of bridge beams.

The interstate highway will be closed between Monticello Road and Interstate 72 beginning at 10 p.m. on those nights. I-57 will reopen the following morning by 6 a.m.

Northbound interstate traffic will be detoured using Monticello Road east to U.S. 45, U.S. 45 north to Springfield Avenue, Springfield Avenue west to Mattis Avenue, Mattis Avenue north to Church Street and Church Street west back to I-57.

Southbound interstate traffic will be detoured using University Avenue east to Mattis Avenue, Mattis Avenue south to Springfield Avenue, Springfield Avenue east to U.S. 45, U.S. 45 south to Monticello Road and Monticello Road west back to I-57.

The overall project has an anticipated completion date of Nov. 1, 2013, weather permitting. The contractor for the $2,376,785 project is O'Neil Bros. Construction.

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ROB McCOLLEY wrote on May 27, 2013 at 7:05 am
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Why Springfield and not Kirby?  

 

For that matter, why not Curtis to Mattis to Church?

Champaign Guest wrote on May 27, 2013 at 10:05 am

I think keeping semis off Mattis between Curtis and Windsor is reasonable. It looks like the detour is (mostly?) using designated highways (US 45, US 150) rather than regular city streets, which I expect has many advantages (signage, preferred by commercial GPS systems, road quality, etc...)

Orbiter wrote on May 27, 2013 at 10:05 am

Yes, as much as possible, the re-routing should utilize State roads, rather than wear down the local roads that we locals have to pay to maintain.  Of course, many drivers may just follow their Garmin (or whatever) and who knows if those devices give a rat's tail about such subtleties.

ROB McCOLLEY wrote on May 27, 2013 at 12:05 pm
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So traffic will be diverted an extra four miles out of its way, with added turns, and over a two-lane road through a residential neighborhood; because it's less wear and tear for three midweek batches of overnight travelers?