Bureau County

          Highway Department


John Gross, P.E.

County Engineer





     Please be advised that continued construction on Bailey’s Bridge will result in the closure of Backbone Road (CH 9) from the intersection of 1750 North Avenue and 1725 East Street.  This is a one-day closure from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.  Please keep this in mind when making travel plans and arrangements for hauling/mobilizing equipment.

     As always, thank you for your continued cooperation. 



Work continues on Bailey’s Hill approximately two miles west of Princeton on Backbone Road (County Highway 9).  Work will continue until the end of the year. 


The Bureau County Highway Department is announcing a bridge replacement project that will result in a road closure in Manlius Road District on 1950 N Ave. beginning Tuesday, August 19th. The location of road closure is 1/4 mile east of the intersection of 600 E St. over Smith Ditch in the NW corner of Section 30 of Manlius Township

Curnyn Construction was awarded a contract for construction of the single span bridge replacement. The estimated completion date is October 17th, 2014.


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