Monday, June 1, 2015

Torrence Bridge Closing

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The Illinois Department of Transportation once again informs me that the bridge carrying Torrence Avenue over the Grand Calumet River located in the City of Chicago will be closed starting tomorrow. The bridge is being closed due to recent structural deterioration.

The Department of Transportation will utilize the following detour, which the City of Chicago is already using. Northbound traffic on Torrence Avenue will be detoured east on Sibley Blvd. for one mile, north on Burnham Avenue for 1 1/2 miles, northwest on Brainard Avenue for 1 1/2 miles, and west on 130th Street to Torrence Avenue for 0.1 miles. Southbound traffic on Torrence Avenue will take the reverse trip. Please note that due to an on-going City of Chicago construction project, Torrence Avenue is currently detoured north of 130th Street.

The Department will be closing the bridge immediately and will post the signs to identify the detour route over the next several days. The emergency bridge repairs will be performed as expeditiously as possible in order to reopen this bridge and minimize disruptions to motorists using Torrence Avenue.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact me or Ms. Marnie Hooghkirk, Area Programmer, at 847-705-4075.
Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
State Representative
34th District of Illinois
8658 South Cottage Grove
Suite 404
Chicago, IL 60619

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