River Bridge Inspections June 2-5; major speed enforcement taking place

Posted: 2014/05/28 in construction, IDOT

IDOT announced today that the annual bridge inspections on the river bridge will take place June 2-5, weather permitting.  The breakdown of the schedule is:

  • June 2 and 3: westbound right lane closed 09:00 to 15:00
  • June 4 and 5: eastbound right lane closed 07:00 to 15:00

Please drive safely through the construction zone and expect delays.  The police agencies around here have recently stepped up enforcement of the speed limits on this section of 270 and a massive speed trap along several sections of 270 was confirmed this morning and was still going strong heading into the evening peak.

 

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The sections on 270 to be watching your speeds include but not limited to:

  • Between Dorsett and 370 (multiple agencies patrol it, especially Maryland Heights)
  • From 367 to Riverview (Bellefontaine Neighbors)
  • canal bridge construction zone (Illinois State Police – photo enforced and they have been confirmed to pull people going at just 5 miles over the limit)
  • 270-255 interchange (Pontoon Beach and ISP)

The hours and days that the enforcement will take place seem to be random but Bellefontaine Neighbors and Maryland Heights have a history of camping out at all hours of the day.  Please keep in mind that the canal bridge area is a construction zone and fines start at $375 if you get caught.

 

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