Illinois Department of Transportation, Erica Borggren, Acting Secretary
Patrick J. Quinn, Governor
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Ottawa, IL, May 3, 2011 – The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that Interstate 80 in the vicinity of the I 180 Interchange is scheduled for sign truss work to begin on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. On the night of May 3, 2011, the Contractor plans to remove and replace sign trusses over the interstate. The interstate traffic will be stopped for 15 minutes to allow the removal or erection of the sign truss.

A $312,767.85 contract has been awarded to GFS Fence, Guardrail & Signage, Inc. of Huntley, IL for the project which includes repairs, removal and replacement of overhead sign structures. All work on the project is expected to be complete by summer, 2011.

Motorists are encouraged to use extreme caution when traveling through or near the work zone.

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