NORTH MAYFAIR — If you drive Foster Avenue just east of the Edens Expy. this week, get ready to slow down.
One lane of westbound traffic on Foster Avenue will be closed Tuesday through Thursday between Pulaski Road and Keeler Avenue while crews replace a small steel bridge beam over the Chicago River.
Ald. Margaret Laurino (39th) notified constituents of the construction work via social media, saying the beam was "seriously deteriorated."
The stretch of Foster between Pulaski and Cicero was completely closed this fall while the Illinois Department of Transportation rebuilt the Foster Avenue bridge across the Chicago River.
The small beam, which connects the larger bridge beam was discovered to be "rusted clear through in several places and the IDOT district bridge engineer ordered its replacement," Laurino said.
"This work is high priority, but the planning took longer than expected, as it had to be authorized in advance, specially designed, ordered, and inspected," she said.
The westbound outside lane of Foster will be closed 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.
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