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NORMAL — Residents are invited to a public meeting Wednesday about upcoming work on and around Glenn Avenue Bridge in Normal.

Town staff members will be on hand to speak and answer questions at 5:30 p.m. at Room 409 in Uptown Station about the summer 2020 project to replace the bridge, a sanitary sewer underneath it and pavement from the bridge to Franklin Avenue.

The bridge is between Franklin and Fell avenues and The bridge is down the street from Glenn Elementary School.

"Residents will have access to their property from one side of the bridge or the other, but there will be times they will not have access to their driveways as we replace the pavement," said Town Engineer Ryan Otto"We'll try our best to communicatthat in advance."

Otto said the town hopes to start the project immediately after school gets out and finish before the start of the 2020-21 school year, but "there may be a little bit of overlap between construction and the start of the school year."

The bridge was built in 1928 and, while safe and serviceable, is showing significant deterioration and needs to be replaced, said Otto.

The $1.3 million project is funded through motor fuel tax proceeds.

Otto said he hopes for a good turnout at the meeting and invited residents to ask questions by phone as well. The town engineering department can be reached during business hours at 309-454-9578.

Contact Derek Beigh at (309) 820-3234. Follow him on Twitter: @pg_beigh

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