Part of Gleasman Road to be closed beginning Tuesday


Box culvert stock photo: Jones & Sons Concrete & Masonry Products

According to Andy Limberg, Winnebago County Highway Department, "Gleasman Road will be closed to traffic between Old River Road and Roscoe Road for a box culvert replacement adjacent to the railroad elevated bridge. The work is scheduled to start on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. The duration of the work and road closure is dependent on the weather. Motorists will need to use alternate routes."

One alternative would be to take Old River Road or Roscoe Road anyway, but to stay off Gleasman Road. And IL Route 2/Main Street will also be open. Winding your way through Denali Heights or Hawks Pointe may not be advisable. Cutting through Prairie Ridge is not possible.

The total project involves two box culverts which were to be replaced east and west of Illinois 2 on Gleasman Road.  The work starting on Tuesday focuses on the box culvert east of Old River Road and the Atwood Homestead Forest Preserve, by the railroad overpass near the Prairie Ridge subdivision. The other box culvert was between Rockton Ave and IL Route 2. In March 2022, County Engineer Carlos Molina told us that the total cost for both replacements was estimated to be $980,000. The Federal share would be $784,000 and the Winnebago County share would be $196,000. 

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