Mobility and Construction Update
Keeping you up-to-date on the latest with the Sabula Bridge project is essential to your mobility. New information will be posted as soon as it is available.
Passenger and vehicle ferry & transit services available now.
Transit Service Update:
A complimentary transit is in service with four stops between Sabula, Iowa and Savanna, Ill. Stops run from approximately 5:50 a.m. – 6:40 p.m. on weekdays and 7:50 a.m. – 6:40 p.m. on weekends. We are continually evaluating timing and routes and will make adjustments as necessary to best serve the communities. For more information call (800)-839-5005 (Region 8 Regional Transit Authority) or download a service flyer for more information on the latest transit schedule.
Passenger/Vehicle Ferry Service Update:
A passenger and vehicle ferry is in that can accommodate 15 vehicles and up to 79 passengers total, which includes individuals inside the vehicles. No commercial trucks are allowed. The ferry will operate from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays with the final round trip beginning in Savanna no later than 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Please note that weekend traffic may be heavier. Travelers should plan ahead and expect potential extended wait-times at ferry queuing locations.
Additionally, the temporary stationary span Bridge, floating bridge, and military bridge options are no longer being considered due to a number of factors including: availability of vendor services, timing for mobilization, and cost of services.
Work has begun on placing the two remaining piers. To view the construction effort, visit our live web cam. Once placement of the pier shafts is completed we will have a better idea of schedules moving forward. We are still targeting to open the new bridge to traffic by Labor Day.