CHAMPAIGN — The bridge carrying Kirby Avenue over Interstate 57 in Champaign will be closed for two months while it is repaired.
Kirby Avenue will be closed between Cobblefield Road and Holmstrom Street between June 4 and Aug. 3.
Motorists will be detoured using Staley Road, Windsor Road, (Curtis Road for heavy traffic) and Duncan Road.
Stacy Rachel, administrative services supervisor for Champaign public works, said the city has no street projects planned for the detour routes, so "there should be no activity to hinder or impede the increased traffic flow volume expected while Kirby is closed."
According to a written release from the Illinois Department of Transportation, there may also be occasional lane closures on Interstate 57 while workers do preparatory work beneath the bridge, but at least one lane in both directions will remain open. Drivers on Interstate 57 are being asked to slow down through the work zone.
O'Neil Brothers is the contractor for the $409,253 project.