Fix Jefferson Street Bridge Now!
Over the past year, the citizens of Joliet have grown frustrated over a year of the Jefferson Street Bridge being broken, and our Springfield leadership failing to do something. IDOT has continually delayed the fixing of our bridge and now is saying it will take another seven months!
In June 2020, IDOT said the Jefferson Street Bridge would be fixed by July 2020. Then in July, IDOT changed the date to the end of 2020. Then in November, we got another date to fix our bridge, April 30, 2021. Now that the date is approaching, we get the news today that IDOT is saying it will take another seven months to fix the bridge. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE! We expect more from our leaders and the governmental organizations that are supposed to help keep our city maintained! We are the third-largest city in Illinois with a broken bridge, which would not help our economic development at all, especially for our Downtown small businesses who depend on our bridges to be successful. A broken bridge that separates our city when we should unifying is unsatisfactory.
Please let Omar Osmar, IDOT Secretary (1-217-782-7820), Governor JB Pritzker (1-217-782-0244) our Springfield Senators and Reprenstatiives know by signing our petition or calling Sec. Osmar or Governor Pritzker.
Candidate for Joliet City Council-at-Large
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