(Washington County) Preventative maintenance work on bridges along I-41 in Washington County is set to start this week. The $242-thousand-dollar project will see crews apply a protective thin polymer overlay to the structures located between Highway 144 and the Dodge County Line. The polymer overlay, or TPO, will be applied to the bridges over the Kohlsville River and the East Branch Rock River tributary, and to the Highway 144 bridge over I-41. TPO is typically applied within the first ten years of initial bridge construction to preserve structural longevity. State transportation officials say outside lane closures along I-41 northbound and southbound are needed for crews to complete the work. The I-41 northbound entrance ramps from Highway 33 and County Road D will be closed as needed. Officials note that a full overnight closure for the Highway 144 bridge over I-41 is anticipated to take place this Friday (August 6th) from 7pm to 6am. The project will start Wednesday (August 4th) and is slated to be completed later this summer. The work schedule is dependent on weather conditions and construction progress.
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