The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that traffic will be reduced to one lane on Illinois 159 from Illinois 143 near Edwardsville to Illinois 140 beginning Monday, May 12, weather permitting.
Flaggers will be utilized to maintain two-way traffic for pre-stage construction work and temporary traffic signals will be installed to maintain two-way traffic at two structures near Illinois 143 so expansion joint and deck repairs can be performed. The project also includes resurfacing. The bridge work is expected to be completed by Aug. 1 and all remaining work to be completed by the end of September.
The department asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed and use extreme caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone. Allow for extra time when traveling in this location and watch for stopped traffic ahead.Additional signing and traffic control devices will be provided to assist motorists through the work zones.
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