The Illinois Department of Transportation announced on Thursday that the Brandon Road bridge over the Des Plaines River will be closed until late 2024 as a result of a mechanical component malfunction.

The $3.4 million project includes repairing the bridge deck, joints and brakes, replacing mechanical components and structural steel. Additionally, as part of upgrading the downtown movable bridges to allow them to be controlled from a central location, new aerial cables and control system will be installed, along with various tender house upgrades.

The Houbolt Rd. Extension is looking better every day!