Sandy Ford Bridge to close for tree removal

Sandy Ford Bridge- Studstill Media Photo

STREATOR – The Sandy Ford Bridge carrying County Highway 5 over the Vermillion River will be closed for a few days while crews remove trees.  The LaSalle County Highway Department announced that beginning Monday at 6 AM through at least Friday at 4 PM the bridge will be closed.  Unlike previous work on the bridge, it will not be reopened nightly.  Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.