79th Street Delays Finally Ironed Out
January 6, 2011 02:40 PM
The 79th Street project in Bridgeview has gotten off to a shaky start.
Repairs to the 79th Street bridge were supposed to begin in July, but a strike by construction workers pushed the start date back.
Then the project was delayed again when it turned out no agreement was in place between the Illinois Department of Transportation, which owns and maintains the bridge, and the railroad that runs underneath the bridge.
That agreement is now in place and work has started but is on hold during the winter months.
Work is expected to begin in earnest sometime this spring and should be completed by September.
Repairs will consist of spot patching the approaches to the bridge and reconstruction of the concrete deck on top of the bridge. Repairs are being paid for by IDOT.
Although the project was off to a slow start and now the winter months have nearly halted construction work, everyone expects BIG progress as weather breaks.