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I-88 construction work begins Monday

Resurfacing will take about 2 months

DIXON – Construction work on Interstate 88 will begin next week and inconvenience motorists for much of the summer.

The Illinois Department of Transportation said Friday that, weather permitting, work on I-88 eastbound, from the state Route 78 interchange to the U.S. Route 30 Clinton interchange, will begin Monday.

Martin & Co. Excavating of Oregon will do the $1.6 million resurfacing job. Bonded hot-mix asphalt will be put on the eastbound lanes. Those lanes will be closed for about 2 months, with an exception for the Independence Day holiday. All lanes will be open from 3 p.m. July 3 through July 7.

Motorists driving through the construction area should expect delays and allow for extra traveling time. Alternate routes should be considered to completely avoid the work area.

Extra safety measures should be taken in the work zones. Motorists are asked to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices, and be alert for workers and equipment.

Find IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, @IDOTDistrict2, or area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com.

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