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Road Closures

In order to reconstruct and maintain DeKalb County roads and bridges, it often becomes necessary to close sections of roads.

 

Depending upon the work being performed this may be simply for a short period of a day or may extend for months.

 

The Department will make every attempt to keep the general public, schools, postal service and emergency services aware of the closures that are for extended periods of time, either through this web site and/or news media.

 

For short term closures, it may not be possible to so inform the public, however, during maintenance operations, when crews are working on the roads...flagmen will be utilized for safety purposes.

 

The County Highway Department asks that the traveling public obey the flagmen, signs and barricades placed for such purposes.


  • The DeKalb County Engineer has announced that Somonauk Road, one half mile south of Chicago Road in Sandwich and Somonauk Townships is tentatively scheduled to be closed to all traffic beginning Monday, June 12th for the replacement of the bridge over Somonauk Creek. This closure is scheduled to remain until September 1, 2017. Martin & Company Excavating from Oregon, Illinois will be the Contractor for this $608,916.78 project. Any questions or concerns can be addressed to the County Engineer at 1826 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb, IL 60115 or by calling (815) 756-9513 or email highway@dekalbcounty.org. Current updates to this project will be posted and can be found at www.dekalbcounty.org/highway
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