Brandon Bridge in Joliet closed for emergency repairs
Last updated 1/8/2020 at 3:43pm
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced today that Brandon Road Bridge over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, is closed for emergency repairs. The closure is necessary to replace a mechanical component on the bridge that failed yesterday evening.
Motorists should cross the river at McDonough Street via U.S. 6, U.S. 52/Illinois 53 and Laraway Road. Signage has been installed alerting drivers at U.S. 6 immediately north of the bridge, as well as near Larkin Avenue on U.S. 6. To the south of the Brandon Road Bridge advance signs have been placed at Woodruff Road, Patterson Road, and Laraway Road. IDOT is working to get all traffic detours in place.
The evaluation of the necessary repairs is ongoing. A more definitive timeline for when the bridge can reopen will be announced at a later time.