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SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that highway construction work will be suspended, where possible, on state highways to give motorists a break for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Work zone areas will be opened for normal traffic patterns during the afternoon of Thursday, July 3, and will remain open until midnight Sunday, July 6.
However, there will be a number of work zones that will continue to have lane closures. Motorists are advised to slow down and be alert in those work zones, and are reminded that work zone speed limits are still in effect. For more information motorists can check IDOT's traveler website www.illinoisroads.info for road construction information. Interstate road information is also available at 1-800-452 IDOT (4368).
Projects across the state that will continue to have lane closures are:

    ADAMS COUNTY

  • US 24 eastbound (Quincy Memorial Bridge), closed for painting. Eastbound and westbound traffic on Quincy Bayview Bridge. One lane in each direction.
  • IL 96, replace Curtis Creek Bridge south of State St. in Quincy. One lane open, traffic controlled by signals.
  • IL 96, closed between I-172 and Payson for reconstruction. Detour posted over I-72 and I-172.
  • ALEXANDER COUNTY

  • I-57, 1 mile south of Cairo, Bridge repairs. One southbound and one northbound lane open to traffic.
  • BUREAU COUNTY

  • I-80, mile post 36 to 40, bridge repairs, one lane open in each direction.
  • I-80, mile post 50, bridge repairs, one lane open in each direction.
  • CALHOUN COUNTY

  • IL 100 at Hardin, bridge repairs. One lane open, two-way traffic maintained by traffic signals.
  • CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

  • I-57, mile marker 219 to 233, bridge deck replacement on six bridges. One lane open at various locations.
  • I-57, mile marker 229, bridge deck replacement. One lane open on Monticello Road, traffic controlled by signals.
  • Prairie View Road over I-74, mile marker 174, bridge deck replacement. One lane open on Prairie View Road, traffic controlled by signals.
  • CLAY COUNTY

  • IL 50, 1 mile East of Clay City, bridge deck repair, 1 lane open, traffic controlled by signal
  • COLES COUNTY

  • I-57, mile marker 190 to 204, bridge deck repair and replacement on four bridges. One lane open at various locations.
  • COOK COUNTY

  • I-290/IL 53, through Schaumburg and Elk Grove Village, reconstruction. Three lanes in each direction. Entrance ramp at IL 72 to northbound I-290/IL 53 closed.
  • I-57, from Dan Ryan Expressway to I-80, resurfacing and bridge rehabilitation. Two lanes open in each direction.
  • I-80 at US 45, interchange and bridge reconstruction. One lane open in each direction on US 45 over I-80. Detour posted at I-80 ramp closures and at 179th St.
  • IL 58/Golf Road, from the Des Plaines River to US 45/Des Plaines River Rd., new turn lanes, bridge work, upgrade traffic signals, drainage. One lane open in each direction on Golf Rd. and Des Plaines River Rd.
  • IL 72/Higgins Rd. from Fairmont to Roselle, and IL 58/Golf Rd. from Roselle to Moon Lake Blvd., reconstruction and add lanes. Two lanes open in each direction on IL 58, all lanes open on IL 72.
  • IL 83, Dundee Rd. to Lake-Cook Rd., reconstruction, bridge replacement, traffic signal improvements. One lane open in each direction.
  • US 12/20/45/LaGrange Rd., from Archer Ave. to 87th St., interchange reconstruction. Three ramps closed at Archer, detours posted.
  • US 12/20/45/Mannheim Rd. over Salt Creek and Cermak Rd., bridge rehabilitation and intersection improvements. One lane open in each direction.
  • US 30, from IL-394/Calumet Expressway to Sauk Trail, reconstruction, add lanes, intersection improvements. One lane open in each direction from Torrence Ave. to Sauk Trail.
  • IL 7/Southwest Highway over the Cal Sag Channel, bridge rehabilitation. Travel over the bridge is restricted to southbound traffic. Northbound traffic detoured to IL 83 and IL 43.
  • IL 50/Cicero Ave., from Flossmor Rd. to Steger Rd. and over Butterfield Creek, bridge replacement and resurfacing. One lane open in each direction.
  • CUMBERLAND COUNTY

  • I-70, mile marker 111 to 121, bridge deck replacements. One lane open at various locations
  • DE KALB COUNTY

  • US 30, closed through Shabbona to replace the pavement. Traffic detoured around Shabbona on Preserve Rd. and Indian Rd.
  • DU PAGE COUNTY

  • US 20 from Addison Road to Walnut Street, reconstruction and bridge replacement at Route 83. One lane open in each direction from Villa Avenue to Addison Road.
  • US 20/ Lake Street over IL 64 and at Railroad Avenue, bridge rehabilitation and intersection reconstruction. Westbound US 20 bridge over IL 64 is closed and detour posted.
  • IL 64/ North Avenue from I-355/ North-South Tollway to Villa Avenue, add lanes, signal timing, intersection improvement, lighting. Two lanes open in each direction.
  • FAYETTE COUNTY

  • IL 185, Fayette/Montgomery County line, bridge replacement, 1 lane open, traffic controlled by signals
  • FULTON COUNTY

  • IL 97 north of Cuba, bridge repairs. One lane open, traffic controlled by signals.
  • GRUNDY COUNTY

  • Goodfarm Road over I-55, Bridge deck repairs, CLOSED, Local detour.
  • I-80 Eastbound Rest Area, CLOSED.
  • HENRY COUNTY

  • I-80 eastbound, mile post 11, replace bridge over Osco Road, one lane open.
  • I-80, mile post 19 to 36, reconstruction of bridges and pavement from Annawan to Geneseo, one lane open in each direction.
  • US 150, bridge rehabilitation over Edwards River south of IL 81. One lane of traffic controlled by signals.
  • IL 78, bridge rehabilitation over Green River south of Hoopole. One lane of traffic controlled by signals.
  • IROQUOIS COUNTY

  • US 24 over I-57, Bridge deck replacement, One lane open each direction, All ramps open.
  • US 24 , west of Watseka, Bridge deck replacement, One lane open controlled by signals.
  • JACKSON COUNTY

  • IL 3, 1 mile south of Gorham, Bridge repairs. One lane open, traffic controlled by signals.
  • Old IL 13, 4 miles west of Carbondale, Bridge replacement. One lane open, traffic controlled by signals.
  • JEFFERSON COUNTY

  • I-57 Mile post 92, bridge replacement, 2 lanes open each direction
  • JO DAVIESS COUNTY

  • IL 84, closed one mile south of US 20 for roadway reconstruction. Traffic detoured via US 20, IL 78, and US 52.
  • JOHNSON COUNTY

  • IL 146 over the CN/IC RR 2.25 miles NW of Dixon Springs, Bridge replacement. One lane detour open, traffic controlled by signals.
  • KANE COUNTY

  • IL 72 from IL 68 to IL 25, intersection reconstruction. One lane open in each direction.
  • KANKAKEE COUNTY

  • IL 50, North of Brookmont Boulevard, Bridge replacement, One lane open each direction.
  • IL 17, East of Reddick, Bridge deck repairs (2 bridges), One lane open controlled by signals.

  • KNOX COUNTY

  • US 150 east of Galesburg, bridge repairs. One lane open, traffic controlled by signals.
  • LAKE COUNTY

  • IL 21/ Milwaukee Avenue from Washington Street to south of the IL 120 interchange and over I-94, bridge reconstruction, add lanes and lighting. One lane open in each direction, ramps at IL 120 are closed with detour posted.
  • IL 22/ Half Day Road from east of US 45/IL 21 to west of Hewitt Drive, add lanes and bridge rehabilitation. One lane of traffic open in each direction.
  • LA SALLE COUNTY

  • IL 23, South of Ottawa at Covel Creek, Bridge deck repairs, One lane open controlled by signals.
  • IL 351 over the Illinois River (Shippingsport Bridge), CLOSED, Detour posted.
  • I-80, Milepost 79 to 82, Bridge deck repairs, One lane open each direction, STATE POLICE ENFORCE NO-PASS ZONE.
  • LAWRENCE COUNTY

  • IL 1 near Pinkstaff, bridge replacement, 1 lane open, traffic controlled by signals
  • LOGAN COUNTY

  • I-55, mile marker 123 to 127, bridge deck replacement on west side of Lincoln, three lanes reduced to two lanes in each direction.
  • LIVINGSTON COUNTY

  • I-55, Milepost 210, Bridge painting, One lane open each direction.
  • MADISON COUNTY

  • IL 140, west of IL Route 111 in Bethalto, pavement removal and replacement, One lane open each direction and one bi-directional lane open.
  • MCLEAN COUNTY

  • IL 9 over Interstate 55 / 74, Bridge deck replacement, One lane open each direction, All ramps open.
  • MCDONOUGH COUNTY

  • US 136 west of Macomb, pavement replacement. One lane open in each direction.
  • IL 61 south of Colmar, bridge repairs. One lane open, traffic controlled by signals.
  • MC HENRY COUNTY

  • IL 120 from IL 31 to US 14, patching, resurfacing and widening between this 12 mile stretch. One lane of traffic in each direction in city of McHenry.
  • MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • IL 48, over I-55, bridge construction, two-way traffic controlled by lane shifts.
  • IL 108, over I-55, bridge construction, two-way traffic controlled by lane shifts.
  • POPE COUNTY

  • IL 146, West edge of Golconda, Bridge replacement. One lane detour open, traffic controlled by signals.
  • ROCK ISLAND COUNTY

  • I-74, mile post 0 to 2, rehabilitation of the structures from the Mississippi River to Seventh St. in Moline. One lane open in each direction. Eastbound off-ramp to Third St. and Third St. on-ramp to westbound I-74 are closed.
  • I-74, mile post 4 to 5, replacement of the bridges over the Rock River and the I-280 interchange, one lane open in each direction. Eastbound I-74 to I-280 closed, and westbound I-280/74 to eastbound I-74 closed, detours posted.
  • I-280, mile marker 13 to 17, bridge replacement over Airport Road, one lane open in each direction. Eastbound ramps closed.
  • SANGAMON COUNTY

  • I-55, mile post 82 to 86.5, bridge construction, three lanes reduced to two lanes in each direction.
  • Dirksen Parkway, from Ridge Avenue to Sangamon Avenue, resurfacing and add lanes, one lane in each direction.
  • SALINE COUNTY

  • OLD IL 13, 3 miles west of Harrisburg to the Harco Road, Bridge Replacement. Road Closed.
  • ST. CLAIR COUNTY

  • Southbound I-255, mile marker 22 , bridge repairs, two of three lanes open.
  • STARK COUNTY

  • IL 17 east of Wyoming, bridge replacement. Road closed, traffic controlled by marked detour.
  • UNION COUNTY

  • IL 146 2 miles west of Jonesboro Bridge replacement. One lane open, traffic controlled by signals.
  • WAYNE COUNTY

  • IL 15, 1.5 miles East of Fairfield, bridge deck repair, 1 lane open, traffic controlled by signal
  • IL 15, 8 miles East of Fairfield, bridge deck repair, 1 lane open, traffic controlled by signal
  • IL 15, 11 miles East of Fairfield, 2 structures, bridge deck repair, 1 lane open, traffic controlled by signal
  • WHITESIDE COUNTY

  • I-88, mile post 35 to 37, replace the deck on the Rock River Bridge southwest of Rock Falls, one lane open in each direction.
  • WILL COUNTY

  • I-55 at Wilmington Road, bridge replacement. Wilmington River Road Bridge is closed. Ramps remain open with detours to access I-55.
  • I-57 from Steger Road to the Kankakee County Line, resurfacing. All lanes open.
  • WINNEBAGO COUNTY

  • US 20, at Bus. 20 at the west edge of Rockford, replacement of the eastbound US 20 bridge of Bus. 20. Eastbound traffic restricted to one lane.
  • US 20, over Cunningham Rd. on southwest side of Rockford. Bridge replacement, one lane of traffic in each direction.
  • US 20, over Coolidge Creek, 7 miles west of Rockford. Bridge replacement, one lane of traffic in each direction.
  • IL 2, over a stream 1.2 miles south of Rockford. Bridge replacement, one lane of traffic controlled by signals.

Summer and holidays are typically peak travel times. The Department is asking the motorists to help make this summer a safe travel season by doing the following:

  • Give yourself more time to reach your destination by planing ahead.
  • Keep enough distance between you and the motorists ahead of you.
  • Always be prepared to stop.
  • Buckle up while traveling.
  • Don't drink and drive.
  • Don't drive while you are tired.
  • Always focus on your driving. Speed and driver distractions are the major causes of work zone crashes.
  • IDOT asks semis to turn on their emergency flashers when entering a work zone to warn motorists behind them that they are slowing or stopping.

Additional State Police will be out patrolling to help keep this season a safe season. By working together and obeying the rules of the road lives will be saved.


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