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AUGUST 28, 2002TTY: 217-524-4875

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 Labor Day weekend.

Construction zones will be opened for normal traffic patterns during the afternoon of Friday, August 30, and will remain open until midnight Monday, September 2.

However, there will be a number of construction zones that will continue to have lane closures. Motorists are advised to slow down and be alert in those areas, and are reminded that reduced speed limits are still in effect.

In the greater Chicago area there will be work on the following expressways:

Other projects across the state that will continue to have lane closures are:

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