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The new Bradley Avenue bridge over Interstate 57 opened Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019.

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Q: Now that the Bradley Avenue bridge is open, what are IDOT’s next big projects?

A: Kensil Garnett, the Region 3 engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation, listed five:

1. U.S. 150 (University Avenue) from Wright Street to Cunningham Avenue in Urbana. Champaign Asphalt was awarded the $10.4 million contract for this project, which begins in spring 2020.

2. A $6.7 million bridge replacement on Interstate 57 under U.S. 150 northwest of Champaign.

3. Bridge replacements on I-57 under Mattis Avenue northwest of Champaign for about $18.9 million.

4. A $2.8 million bridge superstructure replacement on I-74 over Market Street in Champaign.

5. And a $23.5 million bridge superstructure replacement on I-74 at the Illinois Central railroad.

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