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IDOT news release: I-74 closures set May 24, 26

BRIMFIELD  The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that overnight closures of Interstate 74 at Brimfield/Maher Road (exit 75) are planned for May 24 and May 26. 

The closures are necessary to place beams for the new Maher Road bridge over I-74 and will take place from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night. The Illinois State Police will be present, and electronic message signs will also be utilized to inform motorists prior to the closures.   

All traffic will be detoured at the Maher Road exit and then use the on-ramp to get back on the interstate. 

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,500 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements. 

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5/20/2022 3:49 PM (Updated 5/20/2022 3:49 PM)
Rock Falls/Sterling: Avenue G bridge work begins May 23

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that weather permitting, construction on the Avenue G bridge between Sterling and Rock Falls begins Monday, May 23.

The bridges that cross the north channel of the Rock River and over several railroads and streets through Sterling will be closed during the project. Access will remain open on Avenue G from Rock Falls across the south channel of the Rock River to Lawrence Park. Work will repair and resurface the bridge deck.

A marked detour will direct traffic to use West Second Street in Rock Falls, Illinois 40 and West Fourth Street in Sterling. The project is expected to be completed by July 4.

5/20/2022 2:35 PM (Updated 5/20/2022 2:35 PM)
St. Clair County: I-64 bridge repairs begin May 23

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the closure of the left lane on westbound Interstate 64 between Illinois 4 and Rieder Road in Mascoutah on Monday, May 23, and continuing through Friday, May 27, weather permitting.

These restrictions are needed to make bridge deck repairs. IDOT District 8 Operations crews will make the needed improvements. Full access will be restored as soon as possible.

5/20/2022 2:00 PM (Updated 5/20/2022 2:00 PM)
Harrisburg: US-45 patching begins May 23

The Illinois Department of Transportation is updating motorists traveling on US 45 in Harrisburg that nightly pavement patching will begin Monday, May 23, weather permitting.

The work is located on US 45 from the intersection of US 45 and Illinois 13 to the intersection of US 45 & Illinois 34/145. Lane closures for the pavement patching will be allowed from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

The project should be completed by June 10.

5/20/2022 1:55 PM (Updated 5/20/2022 1:55 PM)
Beardstown: Repairs on U.S. 67 bridge begin May 23

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs on the U.S. 67 Beardstown bridge over the Illinois River will begin Monday, May 23.
For the first two weeks of the project, traffic will be reduced to one lane during the day, and flaggers will be present for traffic control. Beginning June 6, traffic will be restricted to one lane with temporary traffic signals and a 15-foot width restriction. Work is expected to be completed by mid-June.

5/20/2022 12:33 PM (Updated 5/20/2022 12:33 PM)
Overnight Resurfacing on Randall Road

May 20, 2022 - Night time Pavement Resurfacing on Randall Road is scheduled to begin the week of Tuesday, May 31st, weather permitting, between I-90 and Carrington Drive in Sleepy Hollow, and is anticipated to be completed in seven to eight weeks. The night work on Randall Road will be executed from 8:00 pm until 5:00 am, Monday through Friday in order to reduce daytime traffic impacts and to better serve the motoring public. Please give extra attention to directions given by flaggers and watch for equipment, as temporary lane closures and trucks entering and leaving live traffic lanes will occur during the work.
The Randall Road paving is part of the Annual County Resurfacing program whose purpose is to extend the life of the roads in the County.