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Load Limit on Shipman Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation has posted weight limits on Shipman Road at the bridge over Coops Creek.

According to IDOT, due to the results of a recent load rating inspection of the bridge located 2.6 miles north of IL Rt. 16, the Illinois Department of Transportatio's Bureau of Bridges and Structures has instituted a load posting at 15 tons for single unit vehicles and 20 tons for combination vehicles using the bridge.

Vehicles over these weight limits are instructed to use IL Rt. 4 and Rt. 16 as a detour route.

Signs are now posted at the bridge.