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Daytime Webster Bridge Closures Extended To Jan. 31, Ald. Hopkins Says

Closures were initially scheduled to end Nov. 25, but have been extended through January.

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BUCKTOWN — Scheduled daytime closures of the Webster Street Bridge have been extended once again, Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) said. 

Construction will happen 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday until Jan. 31. In the meantime, sidewalks are open to pedestrian and bike traffic. 

Eastbound traffic will be diverted north on Ashland Avenue to Fullerton Avenue. Westbound traffic will be diverted north on Racine Avenue to Fullerton Avenue.

The construction, which is focused on repairs to the underside of the bridge, was initially expected to end Nov. 25.

Thanks to bad weather, that timeline was pushed back to Dec. 16. Now Jan. 31 is the goal, Hopkins said.

Built in 1916, the bridge is a Chicago-style “trunnion bascule” structure. The bridge was rehabilitated in 1967.

Future repairs will be announced in 2020, Hopkins said. 

If you have questions, call Hopkins at 312-643-2299.

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