Bridges on north side of Rantoul to be closed for six months

RANTOUL — The bridges carrying North Maplewood Drive and the adjacent pedestrian/bicycle facility over the south leg of the Upper Salt Creek on the north side of Rantoul will be closed for replacement starting Monday, the Champaign County Highway Department announced.

Construction is expected to last at least six months. North Maplewood Drive will be closed from just north of Hobson Drive to just south of the entrance to the Rantoul Christian Church. Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians will not be allowed within the construction zone.

Access to Brookhill Golf Course and the Rantoul Christian Church should be made from the north, via County Road 3200 North to North Maplewood Drive.

Questions regarding the closure may be directed to Jeff Blue, Champaign County engineer, at 384-3800 or

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jules1952 wrote on March 11, 2016 at 12:03 pm

Isn't this the same bridge that was closed for repairs a couple of years ago, and was closed for almost 8 months?

newstart028 wrote on June 24, 2016 at 2:06 am

Garard said the average score was 21.8, which is the school’s third-best since 2006. 192.168.l.l

Sandymaria wrote on July 20, 2016 at 5:07 am

Is there any another route for going to the northern side? People going through this bridge will face some difficulty because of this. But for proper construction work this is necessary. Thanks for sharing this important news here wholesale tablets