JAN 192015

Temporary Bridge Removed

Rollins Road Gateway Construction


The temporary bridge has been removed. The contractor will spend the next few weeks disassembling the bridge and removing the concrete and steel sheeting at the abutments.

Elsewhere, concrete work will continue with the railroad retaining wall south of Rollins Road. The contractor will also begin installing storm sewer through the retaining wall between Hainesville Road and the railroad tracks.

Also, we’ve received several questions over the past few weeks asking why we are not building a permanent bridge for IL Rte 83. We’ve updated the FAQ page to help explain why.

The new IL Rte. 83 pavement is now open to traffic and the intersection with Rollins Road restored. Traffic through the winter will be in the following configuration:

  • Rollins Road: Two lanes in each direction with left-turn lanes at Hainesville Road and IL Rte. 83
  • IL Rte. 83: One lane in each direction with left-turn lanes at IL Rte. 83, Hook Drive, and by the Pep Boys entrance. There are also new right-turn lanes for SB IL 83 at Hook Drive and Rollins Road.
  • Hainesville Road Remains in the same configuration.

There will be limited work over the next few weeks. The contractor will continue working on the retaining walls west of IL Rte. 83, one along the railroad tracks and the other east of Hainesville Road. The work this winter will consist of placing the concrete faces and caps on the walls when the weather allows.

Once the spring weather cooperates, work will resume on the eastern half of IL Rte. 83. There will be another retaining wall going up at the southeast corner of Rollins Road/IL Rte. 83, but that will be the extent of the structural work.

The last piece of Hainesville Road and remaining miscellaneous pieces of Rollins Road will also be built in the spring, followed by the remaining work in the project.

If you have any questions or need more information, please Contact Us.

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