Gridley, Washington, Jefferson closing for repairs

In Bloomington effective immediately, northbound Gridley Street between Oakland Avenue and Mission Drive, will be closed to all traffic due to sewer work. Northbound Gridley will reopen as soon as work is completed.

In Dale and Bloomington Townships, Washington Street (also 1350 North) between Nord Lane and 1000 East will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 13 and Thursday, Sept. 14 for culvert replacement.

In Bloomington, Jefferson Street between Main and East streets will be closed on Thursday for street and traffic signal repairs.


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