IDOT hears call to action, patches pothole

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VERMILION COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — IDOT crews sealed the fate of a crumbling bridge by sealing a hole that was causing safety concerns.

IDOT crews were out patching a pothole on the Perrysville Road bridge over I-74 in Danville.

We showed you this temporary fix that was used to stabilize the Perrysville road bridge over I-74 near Danville.

Tuesday, construction crews filled it in with a more permanent solution.

A lot of that might have been due to two women in town speaking up.

One we talked to posted this picture to social media Friday, and called the mayor.

The other woman we spoke with called IDOT.

IDOT told us they were made aware of the hole on Friday.

They surveyed it, and decided a total bridge replacement wasn’t necessary.

Instead, they’re working on patching the pothole from top to bottom, to make sure it’s completely filled in and stable.

They assured us, and assured the people we spoke to that it will be 100% safe after that.

But some say they still feel hesitant, and hope this will be enough.

“If I think about it, I’m going to take a different route. I mean it’s a habit for me to go across that, and every time I do cross it, I do think…is this going to be the time it’s going to fall?”

Tammy Clow

IDOT says potholes like this, even those which go all the way through a bridge are more common than you think.

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