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Columbia Street Bridge Construction Brings Lane Closures

Work on the Columbia Street bridge will cause periodic lane closures and a closure of the pedestrian sidewalk for the next six weeks.

Submitted by the city of Naperville

Maintenance on the Columbia Street bridge over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad is scheduled to begin Monday, August 13 and will result in a closure of the pedestrian sidewalk for a period of 10 days and periodic lane closures for the next six weeks.

The Columbia Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project will include repairs to the sidewalk, replacement of the bridge railing and concrete repairs to the bridge structure.

As part of the project, the sidewalk on the bridge will be closed for approximately 10 days, pending weather and unforeseen circumstances. A pedestrian detour will be provided to direct pedestrians to Loomis Street to cross the railroad tracks. A map of the pedestrian detour is available here

Bridge repairs will also require daily lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lane closures will not occur every day, but only when the contractor is actively working on the bridge adjacent to one of the travel lanes. During lane closures, flaggers will be on-site to direct traffic. It is not anticipated that the Columbia Street Bridge will ever be completely closed to vehicular traffic.

Due to the anticipated lane closures and the project’s close proximity to the , motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and expect significant traffic delays in the area. 

All construction is weather dependent and a notice of schedule changes as well as more information about the project will be posted to the city’s website, in the city’s construction alert eNewsletter, on Naperville Patch and at the Naperville Metra Station prior to and during construction.

For more information, visit www.naperville.il.us

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