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Lane closures next week for Ottawa Route 23 bridge

A lane closure will be in effect for the Veterans Memorial Bridge, which carries Route 23 over the Illinois River in Ottawa, Tuesday, May 8, until Friday, May 11, for routine inspection of the bridge.

One lane in each direction will remain open at all times. The lane closures will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Motorists should use caution and give themselves plenty of travel time passing through.

Go to for IDOT District 3 updates and information.

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