The Illinois Department of Transportation on Thursday announced travel restrictions at the west junction of the Illinois 140 interchange with Interstate 55 southbound in Hamel.
The left lane of eastbound Illinois 140 will be closed Sept. 28-29 at the I-55 ramps, weather permitting. Additionally, travelers will not be allowed to make the left turn from the I-55 southbound exit ramp to eastbound Illinois 140, nor will they be allowed to make the left turn from westbound Illinois 140 to I-55 southbound. The work will be done between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each day with all lanes open during the evening and nighttime commutes. Motorists should follow the marked detour, which will use Illinois 140, Illinois 4 and I-55 to circumvent the closure.
The restrictions are needed to make pavement repairs on Illinois 140 at I-55. This work will be completed by Illinois Department of Transportation maintenance crews.
Traffic control devices including detour signing and variable message signing will assist motorists during these restrictions. The department asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, obey warning signs and use additional caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.