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Public comment is welcome on a minor change to the design of a new Mississippi River bridge at Chester

The process of designing a new Mississippi River bridge at Chester is going through some minor changes with regard to Segar Memorial Park.

Previously, an environmental assessment anticipated no impacts to the park on the Illinois side of the current bridge, but now it's anticipated there could be temporary changes to the park’s access.

Public comments on the changes to the park's access will be taken until August 8.

To make a comment, click here.

Last year, the Chester Bridge Route 51 Environmental Study reported the preferred site for a new bridge would be built about 75 to 100 feet upstream from the present structure.

Officials have determined the present bridge is in poor condition and too narrow by today’s design standards.

The proposed new bridge would be almost twice as wide as the current structure.

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