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Kendall bridge project faces delay

Updated: July 26, 2012 6:09AM

YORKVILLE — County highway officials were hoping to get the new River Road bridge here built by the end of the year.

But completion might be until 2013, officials said, because of a conflict between construction and overhead ComEd power lines.

County highway officials said that while the engineering consultant for the project sent a copy of the plans to ComEd three different times, they have not resolved the situation.

The project has been on a fast-track schedule, with state, county and local governments paying for the work, because River Road is a key city street inside Yorkville, and a key entryway from western Kendall County to Yorkville.

Kendall County loaned money to the city of Yorkville for its share of the project.

County bridge inspectors closed the bridge last year because it was unstable.

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