THE LATEST UPDATE ON THE MILL STREET BRIDGE PROJECT
September 1, 2023
Mill Street Bridge to Temporarily Open until Phase Three Begins
The project's second phase was completed on August 10, and the next step will not begin until early October. The bridge is currently open to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The next phase is lighting, requiring complete vehicle and pedestrian traffic closure. No start date for phase three is available at this time but it is estimated for October 2023.
Please direct all questions regarding road construction and project status to the Public Works Department at 630-896-9241.
ROAD CLOSURE & CONSTRUCTION NOTIFICATION
June 27, 2023
Location: Mill Street Bridge - Mill Street between River St. & Rt. 25
Estimated Project Length: Approximately two months
Beginning Tuesday, June 27, the Mill Street Bridge (Mill St. between River St. and Rt. 25) in the Village's downtown riverside area will close for improvements. During most of the project's two-month duration, the bridge will remain closed to vehicle traffic. It will remain closed to pedestrian traffic for several project phases to ensure safety. The Mill Street Bridge repairs include reinforcement, painting, rail improvements, and planned electrical upgrades. The project is part of the Village's capital improvement projects to provide and maintain high-quality infrastructure for the community.
Detour signage in the area will reroute traffic north towards the Ashland Bridge. Those traveling from the Village's far west (Orchard Rd.) or east (Ogden Ave.) may use Route 30 to cross the Fox River. All downtown businesses, including, but not limited to, Atrevete Confections, Gray's Mill Estate, George's Family Restaurant, and The Russ Stop Food Truck Park, will remain open during construction. We encourage residents to continue to patronize these businesses during the bridge closure. The Village plans to reopen the bridge if scheduled contractor work allows at certain times during the project.