Route 72 bridge work begins July 9 in East, West Dundee

Daily Herald report
Updated 7/5/2020 5:35 PM

Work to rehabilitate the Higgins Road (Route 72) bridge over the Fox River in East and West Dundee is set to begin Thursday, July 9, weather permitting, the Illinois Department of Transportation said.

Higgins Road from Third Street to River Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction, with lane widths reduced to 10.3 feet. In addition, left turns from Higgins Road onto Water and River streets will not be allowed. A recommended alternate route is Van Buren Street.


Access to businesses within the work zone will be maintained during construction.

The project, which involves repairing structural concrete and bridge joints, resurfacing and painting the bridge bearings, is expected to be completed in late August.

Drivers can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at

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