Motorists who usually travel on State Street in Quincy between 24th and 30th Streets will be needing an alternate route starting this Monday, June 6. The Illinois Department of Transportation will be closing that heavily traveled stretch of State Street which is also Illinois Highway 96 so they can begin the process of replacing the small bridge that goes over Emery Creek.

According to a May 31 article in the Herald Whig, the bridge was built in 1924 and the last major work done to it took place in 1975.  For residents who live on State Street in the affected area, they will be allowed to enter State Street from either 24th or 30th streets.

I.D.O.T. officials are hopeful they will complete the project by mid-August but in the meantime, motorists will need to find an alternate route until work is done replacing the 92 year old bridge.