St. Charles will break ground on the new Red Gate Bridge later this month, the city announced Friday.
The ceremony is set for 10 a.m. Aug. 25 at the intersection of Route 31 and Red Gate Road.
The $30 million Red Gate Bridge project will extend across the Fox River and connect Red Gate Road on the west side with Route 25 on the east.
Officials have said the bridge will help ease congestion downtown, especially traffic trying to cross the river at the Main Street Bridge.
We are glad to get construction underway,” said Mayor Donald DeWitte in a prepared remark. “The bridge will alleviate traffic congestion and improve the quality of life for residents of St. Charles.”
At least two have spoken out against the proposed bridge.
The bridge will be paid for using a combination of grants, reserved money and bonds, according to city officials.
Those planning to attend should RSVP with the city by calling 630-762-7097 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to accommodate for limited parking.
More information can be found at the project’s website, www.redgatebridge.org.