Illinois 116 Bridge replacements
IDOT District 3 contracted with Stark Excavating for the approximately $1,900,000 million bridge replacement project on Illinois 116, located in Livingston County. Originally this project was slated to begin in early May 2013, but because of an existing 8″ max operating pressure gas line and a fiber optic line that had to be relocated, the start date of the project was delayed to July 1, 2013. This project consisted of replacing two single-span precast deck beam bridges. A single-span reinforced concrete deck, supported by wide flange beams utilizing staged construction replaced the first bridge. A three-span reinforced concrete slab bridge replaced the second bridge. On the west bridge, Stark poured the parapet wall and completed miscellaneous dirt work and asphalt. On the east bridge, the completed stage 1 included forming and pouring the two piers. Completed stage II work included placing rip rap under the bridges and forming the deck.