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Road Closures

  • The DeKalb County Engineer has announced that McGirr Road, approximately .3 mile east of Hinckley Road will be closed to all traffic beginning Monday, July 19, 2021 for the replacement of the bridge over Battle Creek. This closure is expected to continue until the end of September 2021. Riber Construction, Inc. from Dwight, Illinois will be the Contractor for this $693,852.41 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.-July 7, 2021
  • The DeKalb County Engineer has announced that Suydam Road between Benson Road and Hyde Road will be closed to through traffic beginning June 14, 2021 for the replacement of the bridge over Indian Creek (Stone House Farm). The road is expected to be closed until November 19, 2021. Martin & Company Excavating from Oregon, Illinois is the contractor for this $1,041,744.50 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.-July 7, 2021
  • The DeKalb County Engineer has announced that the New Lebanon Road Bridge over Coon Creek (approximately 465 feet southeast of Derby Line Road) is closed to all traffic beginning Wednesday, January 27, 2021 for bridge replacement. The bridge will remain closed until further notice and is programed to be completed early 2022. 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. -January 27, 2021

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.

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