Glen Ellyn

The Hill Avenue bridge is finally going to be open again


Those looking to travel to and from Glen Ellyn and Lombard via Hill Avenue have endured a road closure that has seemingly lasted for years. In reality it’s been just about six months, and looking back at when the road closure was announced on July 16, the village projected that the road would reopen six months later, and here we are. Gotta give it up to everyone involved for keeping their schedule. Here’s what they said in the announcement:

The Hill Avenue Bridge will be open for use this week.  The $1.6 million project to replace and upgrade the vehicle crossing of the East Branch of the DuPage River at the border of Glen Ellyn and Lombard is substantially complete and ready for use.

Project expenses were shared between the two communities with a federal grant paying 80 percent of engineering and construction costs.  We appreciate the patience of bridge users and hope the motoring public enjoys this improved facility.

I’m glad Glen Ellyn and Lombard were able to get this done, and done on time.

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