The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the Jefferson Street bridge over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, will close, weather permitting, Monday, June 1st. The closure is necessary to replace mechanical components on the movable bridge. A detour will direct traffic to Raynor Avenue (U.S. 52), McDonough Street (U.S. 6/52) and Chicago Street (Illinois 53).

The work is expected to be completed in August.