The Illinois Department of Transportation will begin work on northbound I-55 on Sunday, July 11th, reducing it two lanes for four miles. The left lane of the northbound I-55 corridor between U.S. 30 and Route 126 in Plainfield and Joliet will be closed for pavement patching and bridge repairs. The improvements are part of several planned along I-55 in the next two years to rehabilitate a critical travel and freight corridor for Will county and the entire state as part of Governor Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois capital program.

Starting at 9 p.m. Sunday, one lane of northbound I-55 for roughly 4.5 miles will be closed to accommodate a series of bridge deck overlays, shoulder reconstructions and full-depth patching repairs between Weber Road and I-80 A similar lane closure will take place in the southbound direction in approximately two weeks, resulting in I-55 between Illinois 126 and U.S. 30 reduced to two lanes in each direction until the overall $6 million project between Weber Road and I-80 is complete this fall.